A man was arrested on Saturday night (January 8) in Indianapolis, Indiana for making a bomb threat while waiting in line for a Doja Cat concert, the Indianapolis Star and Billboard report. The free concert was held at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis ahead of Monday’s College Football Playoff national championship, drawing a large crowd.
Just before 5 p.m., a man attempted to advance his position in line by telling those around him that he had a bomb or explosive in his backpack, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department confirmed to the Indianapolis Star. The IMPD also confirmed that the backpack was clean, and that the man is currently in custody. The concert was slightly delayed but continued as planned following the arrest.
After the incident, the IMPD issued a statement on Twitter addressing the situation. “Nearby witnesses told police the individual said he had an explosive on him,” the statement reads. “IMPD officers responded, searched his bag and did not find an explosive. The man had unrelated outstanding warrants and was immediately arrested for those.”
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