Oops, sorry about that

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

AT­LANTA — An alarm and an emer­gency evac­u­a­tion mes­sage on a sign board dur­ing the At­lanta Braves game turned out to be a false alarm.

An equip­ment mal­func­tion dur­ing an al­ter­ca­tion at a ball­park res­tau­rant was the source of con­fu­sion in the top of the third, the Braves said Tues­day night.

The alarm blared for about 5 sec­onds and a mes­sage flashed on sign boards stat­ing an emer­gency had been re­ported in the build­ing and an evac­u­a­tion was tak­ing place.

At­lanta pitcher R.A. Dickey paused for a cou­ple of sec­onds be­fore his next toss to Pitts­burgh’s An­drew McCutchen. The um­pires didn’t stop play and the game con­tin­ued with­out in­ter­rup­tion.

The Braves tweeted in the fourth in­ning that “ev­ery­thing is op­er­at­ing nor­mally” and “we apol­o­gize for the in­con­ve­nience.”

An ap­par­ent al­ter­ca­tion with fans in one of the ball­park restau­rants caused the alarm to sound.

A state­ment from the Cobb County Po­lice Depart­ment said “there never was a se­cu­rity is­sue or an evac­u­a­tion of the park. There was a sit­u­a­tion in the Chop­house, but it was quickly han­dled. Again, there is no pub­lic safety threat at this time.”

This is the Braves’ first sea­son at SunTrust Park.

R.A. Dickey was on the mound when the sta­dium score­board an­nounced an emer­gency evac­u­a­tion.

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