Threat that forced Wrigley Field evacuation unfounded

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CHICAGO — Police swept through Wrigley Field with dogs after officials ordered everyone to leave the iconic ballpark.

Chicago Police spokesman Thomas Sweeney says the department received a telephone threat Sunday that prompted officers to investigate. He declined to provide further details about the nature of the threat.

Security told the media to leave the press box right after the Cubs' 2-0 victory over the Giants, but declined to provide a reason.

By 7:15, police issued an all-clear at the stadium, and said the incident was unfounded.

A short time later, the Cubs released a statement saying, "Following our game this afternoon, we received a bomb threat and took swift action to clear the few remaining fans, players, staff and media from the ballpark. After a thorough search by law enforcement, no evidence was found to suggest this threat was credible. We take safety at Wrigley Field seriously and are working with law enforcement authorities to pursue the person who initiated this threat.”

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