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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

No device found after bomb threat at Detroit Tigers game Tuesday night v Angels

"Neither spectators nor sportswriters were informed of Tuesday's threat at Comerica Park." "While 33,950 spectators watched the Detroit Tigers lose Tuesday night to the Los Angeles Angels, Detroit police and the Tigers security personnel searched frantically through Comerica Park for a possible bomb, according to a police spokeswoman. "There was no device found and no evacuation was done," Sgt. Eren Stephens said, after the incident that began at 8 p.m. with an anonymous threat phoned in with a 911 call.

That threat follows two other recent bomb threats made to major Detroit landmarks — on Thursday for the Detroit-Windsor tunnel and on Monday for the Ambassador Bridge.

Neither spectators nor sportswriters were informed of Tuesday's threat at Comerica Park, said Free Press sports columnist Drew Sharp.

"You can't blame the Tigers. There was nothing explosive about their offense," quipped Sharp, following the team's 13-0 shellacking.

Monday's threat shut the Ambassador Bridge for hours, creating massive traffic jams.

A similar shutdown days earlier at the tunnel also caused massive backups. In both incidents, security agents combed the structures with bomb-sniffing dogs and security devices.

Both previous threats were deemed to be hoaxes, Detroit police said.

Tuesday's incident at Comerica Park is still under investigation, police said."

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