BCB's David Sameshima attended Friday's game and filed this report:
I took advantage of being in the ballpark, and went over to the third base grandstand, to take more photos of the plaza. While waiting for gates to open, I saw that there were a number of Chicago Police Department canine patrol units parked along Waveland Avenue near Gate K. Later, we learned that a bomb scare had been called in, at Wrigley Field. I had just assumed it was another security drill, especially with the potential of postseason games on the horizon.
Workers at the stadium received the threat by phone around 10:15 a.m., according to Officer Jose Estrada, a spokesman for the Chicago Police Department.Police officers and at least one K-9 unit were sent to investigate, Estrada said. The team said nothing was found.“Before our game at Wrigley Field this afternoon, we were notified of a potential bomb threat," the Cubs said in an emailed statement. "After a thorough search by law enforcement, no evidence was found to suggest this threat was credible. Gates will open at 11:20 a.m. as planned."
This is the second time this year such a threat has been made. After the game August 9 against the Giants, a similar threat was phoned in. As happened yesterday, the threat was found to be not credible.
Above are some other photos from Friday, including more of the plaza adjacent to Wrigley Field.