Bomb Scare at Bon Jovi Gig

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* SUNRISE, Fla. -- A bomb scare delayed the Bon Jovi concert at the Bank Atlantic Center on Saturday night. (More...)
* The show was scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. and was delayed for approximately 3 hours. (More...)
* Specialist police and bomb-sniffing dogs were drafted in to undertake a thorough check of the venue, which led to the show running over three hours late. (More...)


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SUNRISE, Fla. -- A bomb scare delayed the Bon Jovi concert at the Bank Atlantic Center on Saturday night. Bon Jovi fans were barred from entering the venue after Sunrise police said they received several telephone calls of a threat to blow up the building during the concert. [1] A bomb threat forced more than twenty thousands to evacuate the Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise Saturday night, interrupting a Bon Jovi concert.[2] Fans at the Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise, Fl. were evacuated from last night's Bon Jovi concert because of a bomb threat.[3] Thousands of Bon Jovi fans were evacuated from Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida on SAturday night after a hoax bomb scare was called in.[4]

BON JOVI fans were evacuated from a concert on Saturday (26Apr08) night after a hoax caller phoned in a bomb threat.[5] Organisers were forced to evacuate a Bon Jovi concert last Saturday after a hoaxer called in a bomb threat.[6] Bon Jovi Bon Jovi were forced to delay a concert in Florida on Saturday (April 26) by three hours because of a bomb scare.[7]

Bon Jovi was set to put on another show on their current tour on Saturday night in Sunrise, Florida.[8] Was Richie there, or still playing one of those "house party" shows in Florida as TMZ reported on yesterday. Bon Jovi, the only guy who practices being faithful to his wife and not drinking or doing drugs, yet hires and surronds himself with those who do.[3]

For a period of time, officials were wondering if it would have been better to just cancel the show. "I came all the way from Boston to see them (Bon Jovi) play. If they would have canceled the show, I would have been upset. It would have ruined my vacation," said Brittany Spitzler, a longtime Bon Jovi fan. Spitzler was able to complete her mission and see her favorite band after all.[8]

The show was scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. and was delayed for approximately 3 hours. According to Sunrise police, they received a call from a person saying they would blow up the arena with 2 bombs around 7:57 p.m. [2] Local police received a telephoned bomb threat shortly before the concert was due to begin at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise.[7]

The crowd inside the Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida, were forced to leave while bomb-sniffing dogs examined the auditorium.[5] The audience at the Bank Atlantic Centre in Sunrise, Florida had to leave the stadium so bomb sniffer dogs could be brought in.[6]

Specialist police and bomb-sniffing dogs were drafted in to undertake a thorough check of the venue, which led to the show running over three hours late. [4]

SELECTED SOURCES

1. Bomb Scare Delays Bon Jovi Concert - Miami News Story - WPLG Miami
http://www.local10.com/news/16022589/detail.html
2. cbs4.com - Bank Atlantic Center Re-Opened After Bomb Threat
http://cbs4.com/local/bomb.evacuated.bon.2.709473.html
3. Last Night's Bon Jovi Concert Was the Bomb! - TMZ.com
http://www.tmz.com/2008/04/27/last-nights-bon-jovi-concert-was-the-bomb/
4. Sound Generator - Bon Jovi concert hit by bomb scare
http://www.soundgenerator.com/viewArticle.cfm?ArticleID=18781
5. NEWS BON JOVI BOMB SCARE Music, movie & Entertainment News
http://www.pr-inside.com/bon-jovi-bomb-scare-r559565.htm
6. Music - News - Bomb scare delays Bon Jovi concert - Digital Spy
http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/music/a94816/bomb-scare-delays-bon-jovi-concert.html
7. Bomb scare at Bon Jovi gig | News | NME.COM
http://www.nme.com/news/bon-jovi/36257
8. Bon Jovi Concert Goes On After Bomb Scare
http://www.celebritynews.net/site/articles/188/1/Bon-Jovi-Concert-Goes-On-After-Bomb-Scare/Page1.html

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