Pittsburgh Pirates Game Temporarily Delayed While Kansas City Police Investigate Armed Person In Parking Lot

Pittsburgh Pirates Game Temporarily Delayed While Kansas City Police Investigate Armed Person In Parking Lot

By: KDKA-TV News Staff


KANSAS CITY (KDKA) — The status of the Pittsburgh Pirates away game Saturday was unclear for a period of time after police had to investigate a potential threat nearby the stadium where they were scheduled to play.


The Pirates played against the Kansas City Royals at the Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium. The stadium is part of the Truman Sports Complex, which, as of 1 p.m. Saturday, was temporarily closed.


Kansas City Police tweeted that the parking lots and entrances to the stadium complex were closed as they were “investigating an armed person in the parking lot.” They said at that time, no events were happening.


An MLB insider, Jon Heyman, said that the game was delayed and that the Pirates were in their hotel while waiting for the situation to be resolved.



Jon Heyman then later tweeted an update saying the person had been apprehended around 7:30 p.m. Saturday.



The Pirates and Royals game proceeded as scheduled. Pirates lost to the Royals 7-4 on Saturday.


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