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Emerson Theater Evacuated After Bomb Threat Friday Night

IMPD: Man Claiming to be from Middle Eastern Country Made Threat; Police Still Looking for Him

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – An east side venue was evacuated Friday night after a man told police he left a bomb inside.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police said they received a call from a man around 8:45 p.m. claiming he was from a middle eastern country and that he had left a bomb inside the Emerson Theatre, where a rap concert was taking place. Police said he also made multiple threats to harm the people inside of the building.

Officers said the man was denied access as the event was "oversold." Police said the man became angry because he had already purchased a ticket.

Police encountered a large number of people on the street when they arrived, because of the evacuation, and called for event response group officers to assist. Authorities searched the theatre and did not find any threats.

IMPD said they are still searching for the suspect.

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