Another Detroit bomb threat has struck and this time hit baseball stadium Comerica Park.
According to a police report an anonymous caller issued the threat by calling 911 at about 8.00 p.m. on Tuesday. The threat came in as the Tigers were playing the Los Angeles Angels in front of their home crowd. It is believed there were approximately 34,000 fans inside the stadium at the time.
However, despite the bomb threat, Detroit police decided against making any public announcement, and refused to set off evacuation procedures for the stadium. Instead they conducted a thorough search of all suspect areas of the ball park to try and find any bomb device.
Their decision was vindicated when after an extensive search Detroit police Sgt. Eren Stephens announced that no bomb was found at the venue.
It is unknown whether the latest bomb hoax is connected to two previous bomb threats to have come in over the past week. The two previous incidents caused huge commuter problems as a tunnel and a bridge connecting Detroit and Windsor, Ontario were shut down for hours as thorough search was conducted for any explosive devices.
Last week the tunnel between Detroit and Windsor was closed down for four hours after again, an anonymous caller called in the bomb threat from a pay phone in the Windsor area. The chaos meant nearby freeways were also shut down, and boats traveling close to the tunnel were also redirected away from the threat scene.
Then again just on Monday the Ambassador Bridge was closed down for five hours after receiving a bomb threat on the bridge. That 911 call claimed that a bomb would be set off in just 10 minutes on the bridge. Again the bridge was immediately closed down as searches were conducted, until the all clear was given and the hoax was confirmed.