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Wrigley Field temporarily evacuated because of bomb threat

In this July 5, 2015, photo, the view from rooftops across the street from Wrigley Field are blocked by a new video board in right field during a baseball game between the Miami Marlins and the Chicago Cubs in Chicago. A $575 million transformation started in the offseason after years of meetings, hearings and legal battles with the surrounding rooftop owners who sell unique views into the stadium under an unusual revenue-sharing deal with the team that lasts until Dec. 31, 2023.
In this July 5, 2015, photo, the view from rooftops across the street from Wrigley Field are blocked by a new video board in right field during a baseball game between the Miami Marlins and the Chicago Cubs in Chicago. A $575 million transformation started in the offseason after years of meetings, hearings and legal battles with the surrounding rooftop owners who sell unique views into the stadium under an unusual revenue-sharing deal with the team that lasts until Dec. 31, 2023. The Associated Press

The Chicago Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants 2-0 at Wrigley Field on Sunday, completing a four-game sweep.

Afterward, things turned scary:

Within an hour, there was good news as the all-clear was given. The Chicago Tribune reported that the police received a phone call about a threat at the stadium. The Cubs issued this statement:

"Following our game this afternoon, we received a bomb threat and took swift action to clear the few remaining fans, players, staff and media from the ballpark. After a thorough search by law enforcement, no evidence was found to suggest this threat was credible. We take safety at Wrigley Field seriously and are working with law enforcement authorities to purse the person who initiated this threat."

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