A man was arrested on Saturday (January 8) after making an alleged bomb threat at a Doja Cat concert in Indianapolis.
According to the Indianapolis Star, the suspect made the threat around 5pm as he attempted to skip the queue and gain entry to the free concert. The performance was one of the numerous festivities taking place in the build-up to Monday’s College Football Playoff, where the Georgia Bulldogs will take on the Alabama Crimson Tide.
The individual was detained and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department states that no bomb was found.
“A fan wanted to advance in line so he exercised very poor judgement and told those around him in line he had a bomb in his backpack. Someone did the right thing and alerted IMPD,” said Deputy Chief Joshua Barker in a statement. “The backpack was clean.”
In a further statement via Twitter, the IMPD added that the unidentified man was also arrested due to “unrelated outstanding warrants”.
— IMPD (@IMPDnews) January 8, 2022
Police declared the area safe within 20 minutes and the concert was permitted to continue unhindered.