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Patti LaBelle rushed offstage as bomb risk forces theater evacuation – CBS Information


Patti LaBelle was abruptly rushed off stage simply a few songs into her Christmas live performance in Milwaukee after a bomb risk compelled authorities to evacuate the theater.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that video from the Riverside Theater on Saturday night time exhibits what seems to be two safety officers interrupting the 78-year-old LaBelle as she chats with an viewers member. They rushed her off stage. Shortly after, somebody introduced that the almost full 2,500-seat theater needed to be evacuated due to a bomb risk.

Catherine Brunson, who documented the evacuation on Fb Stay, instructed the newspaper that the evacuation occurred two songs into LaBelle’s live performance round 9:24 p.m.

“We got here out and police had the block taped off. … An entire lot of individuals have been fairly upset. … It is scary,” Brunson mentioned.

Scott Pierce, who additionally attended the live performance, mentioned everybody exited the theater calmly, but it surely’s “simply unhappy that somebody does this.”

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Singer Patti LaBelle performs onstage at The Fox Theatre on October 14, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Milwaukee Police Capt. Warren Allen Jr. mentioned in an announcement early Sunday that K9 models searched the theater and no explosive units have been found, so there was no risk to the general public.

As of Sunday morning, LaBelle hadn’t issued an announcement concerning the evacuation on social media. The operator of the Riverside Theater, Pabst Theater Group, mentioned it will work with LaBelle to reschedule the present sooner or later.

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