Cubs: Bomb threat at Wrigley not credible, gates will open on time

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CHICAGO — Police investigated a bomb threat at Wrigley Field Friday morning, but the Cubs said it was found to be not credible and gates were expected to open on time for today’s game with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Workers at the stadium received the threat by phone around 10:15 a.m., according to Officer Jose Estrada, a spokesman for the Chicago Police.

Police officers and at least one K-9 unit were sent to investigate, Estrada said. The team said nothing was found.

“Before our game at Wrigley Field this afternoon, we were notified of a potential bomb threat,” the Cubs said in a emailed statement. “After a thorough search by law enforcement, no evidence was found to suggest this threat was credible. Gates will open at 11:20 a.m. as planned.”

The Cubs host the Pirates at 1:20 p.m. If they win, they clinch their first National League playoff berth since 2008.

–Story by Rosemary Regina Sobol, Chicago Tribune

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