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Patti LaBelle Concert Halted Due To Bomb Scare: Look + Listen

On Saturday night (12.10,) following a bomb threat at the Milwaukee venue, Patti LaBelle‘s concert was cut short and the singer was rushed off the stage.

The above video shot during the concert shows LaBelle chatting with the crowd when security guards rushed to escorted the singer away. “Wait!,” a confused Patti told them before walking off stage. Concertgoers were subsequently informed of the bomb scare, and the Riverside Theater was promptly evacuated.

In an email statement from Milwaukee Police Capt. Warren E. Allen Jr. “Regarding the bomb threat in the 100 block of W. Wisconsin, all patrons have been safely evacuated.” “Police are clearing the facility at this time. The investigation is fluid and ongoing.” Several hours after the evacuation, at approximately 1:15 a.m. Sunday (12.11,) the police department added “The building was searched by K9 units. No explosive devices were discovered. There is no threat to the public at this time.”

“Tonight’s Patti LaBelle show at the Riverside Theater has been postponed following a bomb threat investigated by the Milwaukee Police Department,” concert organizer Pabst Theater Group said in a statement. “We are thankful for the efforts of the Milwaukee Police Department and our customers and staff for their safe and orderly exit. We are working with the artist to reschedule the show.”

Concertgoer Scott Pierce told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, “It happened so quickly. Everybody very calmly exited the theater in a disbelieving manner. I heard lots of comments about how sad it was that someone would pull such a pathetic stunt. Before the incident the crowd was really enjoying Patti. Just sad that someone does this.”

At press time, Patti LaBelle has yet to comment on the incident on social media.

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Author: Al Denté

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