Louisville-North Carolina baseball game suspended due to bomb threat


LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Sunday’s game between the Louisville and North Carolina baseball programs has been suspended indefinitely due to a bomb threat at Jim Patterson Stadium.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office told Louisville Report that they were notified of a bomb threat discovered in an online chat, as well as called 911 around 2:42 p.m., and suspended the rubber game. UofL-UNC in the top of the sixth inning. The Tar Heels led the Cardinals 5-1 at the time of the suspension.

With the bases loaded and one for UNC, the umpire team met with the two managers at home plate and immediately dispersed. An announcement on the Jim Patterson stadium public address system called on the approximately 2,000 fans to calmly evacuate the stadium due to a “stadium emergency which is being resolved”.

As of 3:30 p.m., bomb-sniffing dogs are on their way to Jim Patterson Stadium, and the Jefferson County Sheriff and Louisville Metro Police Department are on the scene.

According to UofL spokesman Kenny Klein, if play is allowed to resume, only essential staff will be allowed to return. No decision has yet been made on the status of the game.

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North Carolina won Game 1 of the series on Friday, with Louisville responding in Game 2 with a clear victory.

(Jim Patterson Stadium photo via Louisville University Athletics)

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