As the Angels hitters crushed home run after home run off Tigers’ pitching Tuesday, Detroit police scoured Comerica Park for an explosive device after receiving an anonymous threat.
The nearly 34,000 fans sat and watched the Angels overpower the Tigers, 13-0. All the while, police and Tigers security personnel were conducting a three-hour search throughout the stadium.
Police said the call came in at 8 p.m. EDT, nearly an hour after the game had begun, but would not discuss why there was no announcement made to fans or players during the game and why no evacuation attempt was made.
Tigers' vice president of communications Ron Colangelo released the following statement to The Times: "Our primary concern is for the safety and security of our guests, employees, and players. As it pertains to Tuesday's game, we worked closely and collaboratively with law enforcement officials and followed firmly established protocols in jointly making a determination not to evacuate the ballpark. Because this matter is under active investigation, we are unable to provide further comment."