- A video shows singer Patti LaBelle being rushed off stage during her concert.
- Milwaukee Police says people were evacuated from Riverside Theater due to a bomb threat.
- On Sunday, police said, “no explosive devices were discovered.”
Footage shows the moment legendary singer Patti LaBelle was unexpectedly escorted off stage Saturday day evening during a concert in Milwaukee after reports of a bomb threat.
The incident occurred at Riverside Theater during LaBelle’s set Saturday night, according to The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Local police told the outlet that “all patrons” were promptly evacuated from the theater, which seats 2,450 and was at full capacity.
A clip circulating on social media shows the iconic songstress talking to the audience when what appears to be security approaches her on the stage.
“Wait,” LaBelle said into the mic before she was rushed off stage.
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In a statement to The Journal Sentinel on Sunday, Milwaukee Police Captain Warren E. Allen Jr. said that the premises were “searched by K9 unites” and “no explosive devices were discovered.” The event organizer said that they are working on rescheduling the concert, according to CNN.
“We are thankful for the efforts of the Milwaukee Police Department and our customers and staff for their safe and orderly exit,” said The Pabst Theater Group, per the outlet.
MPD did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment on Sunday.