Bomb threat disrupts Patti LaBelle concert
A bomb threat interrupted Patti LaBelle’s concert in Milwaukee on Saturday night, the venue said.
“Tonight’s @MsPattiPatti show at the Riverside Theater has been postponed following a bomb threat investigated by the Milwaukee Police Department,” the Pabst Theater Group said on Twitter.
“We are thankful for the efforts of the Milwaukee Police Department and our customers and staff for their safe and orderly exit,” the group continued. “We are working with the artist to reschedule the show.”
Videos that surfaced on social media appear to show security rushing the singer off stage during the concert.
LaBelle shouted “hold up” and “wait” as a security guard whispered something in her ear and subsequently ushered her off the stage.
Another video appears to show concertgoers outside the theater after they were evacuated.
The Milwaukee Police Department in a statement on Monday indicated no explosives were found in the building.
“An establishment received a phone call that there were explosives in facility,” the department said. “The building was safely evacuated and searched by MPD K-9 units. No explosive devices were located. This is an ongoing investigation.”
–Updated on Dec. 12 at 10:38 a.m.
Copyright 2023 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.