4 Bomb Threats at the Palace
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- The bomb threat that delayed the matchup between the Detroit Pistons and the Indiana Pacers for 1 hour, 25 minutes Friday was one of four received that night regarding the game, police said.
The game was delayed after a caller told officials at The Palace there was a bomb in the Pacers' locker room. It was Indiana's first trip back to Detroit since a brawl on Nov. 19 between the teams that spilled into the stands, and back onto the court.
"Detectives are working with Palace personnel and their phone provider in an attempt to identify the person who called in the threat," police Lt. James Manning said in a statement Saturday.
After the news of the first threat became public, Manning said, a second threat was called in to the Auburn Hills Police communications center. The Palace switchboard also received two more bomb threats at the end of the game, police said.
It does not appear the calls were made by the same person, police said, and all the calls were being investigated.