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Telephone threat prompts officials to search Wrigley Field

August 10, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) — Wrigley Field is open again after a telephone threat prompted police to evacuate the Chicago baseball stadium for about an hour.

The Chicago Cubs say they received the threat after Sunday’s game and “took swift action to clear the few remaining fans, players, staff and media from the ballpark.”

The team says “no evidence was found to suggest this threat was credible,” and they are working with authorities to find the person who was responsible.

Chicago Police spokesman Thomas Sweeney confirmed the threat on Sunday, but declined to provide further details.

Security told the media to leave the press box immediately after the Chicago Cubs’ 2-0 victory over the Giants, but declined to provide a reason. They were allowed to return about an hour later.

Police were seen going through the ballpark with dogs. Authorities also redirected traffic away from a street that runs behind Wrigley Field.

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