A bit of a scary situation after yesterday’s game abated when the Chicago Cubs and Chicago police determined that a bomb threat at Wrigley Field was not credible.
Just after the Cubs finished sweeping the Giants, everyone remaining in the ballpark was ushered out as law enforcement officials investigated the threat. Thereafter, the Cubs released a 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 pursue the person who initiated this threat.
This kind of thing is not a joke, and I very much hope law enforcement finds the person who made the threat and holds them appropriately accountable.
The threat called to mind the failed attempt in 2010 to detonate a bomb in a trash can near Wrigley Field. Thankfully, the would-be bomber didn’t realize he was working with federal agents, and his bomb was inoperable. He was later sentenced to 23 years in prison.