An impatient music fan was arrested after being accused of making a bomb threat to try and jump the line to get into a free Doja Cat concert in Indianapolis on Saturday night.
The concert featuring the pop star and the band AJR was being held ahead of Monday night’s College Football Playoff National Championship game between Georgia and Alabama.
Indianapolis police rushed to AT&T’s Playoff Playlist Live! at Monument Circle and quickly determined that it was a false alarm after witnesses told police about the man, who claimed he was armed.
‘IMPD officers responded, searched his bag and did not find an explosive,’ the Indianapolis Police Department tweeted. ‘The man had unrelated outstanding warrants and was immediately arrested for those.’
Deputy Chief Joshua Baker explained the scene further: ‘A fan wanted to advance in line so he exercised very poor judgment and told those around him in line he had a bomb in his backpack.’
‘Someone did the right thing and alerted IMPD,’ he added. ‘The backpack was clean.’
The search lasted about 20 minutes before the concert went on as planned.
Eyewitnesses and social media posters described a chaotic scene, with people waiting in line for hours to attend the free outdoor concert in freezing temperatures.
When concert organizers announced the show late last year, they said gates would open at 5 p.m. and space would be first-come, first-served.
Source: Thanks msn.com