Questions Remain After U2 Cancels Sunday Concert In Sweden
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U2 was forced to shutter its concert in Sweden recently, and the reason may very well be a security official carrying an unsanctioned gun.
The Associated Press reports a strange debacle led to thousands milling around Stockholm’s Ericsson Globe Arena on Sunday night.
According to the report, “police spokesman Kjell Lindgren told The Associated Press that police were investigating a suspected weapons offense and that an internal unit dealing with complaints against police officers had been alerted.”
Lindgren went on to offer that an individual was not properly searched and “There are reports that it may have been a police officer.”
Twitter was kind enough to offer a glimpse of the surrounding area as the U2 concert was called off abruptly on Sunday:
For those left befuddled and frustrated from the shut down, the legendary rock band will make good by their fans.
Tonight’s show in Stockholm rescheduled until Tuesday. http://t.co/8pTg8aiZvT— U2 (@U2) September 20, 2015
The band’s website cites a security breach for the shutdown: “As the breach has not been resolved quickly and as audience safety is paramount, the police have advised The Globen and Live Nation that they have no option but to postpone tonight's show, to a rescheduled date of Tuesday 22nd September.”
There remains little closure on what exactly caused the arena to evacuate. The AP report does offer some conjecture, however, “Police declined to comment on Swedish media reports suggesting the incident was triggered by an off-duty police officer wrongly being allowed to enter the venue with a gun.”
We echo U2’s website that states safety is of the highest priority. Tuesday’s concert may very well be that much sweeter after Sunday’s sudden and apparently baffling shutdown.
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