On Saturday, January 8th, the man was arrested at Doja Cat’s concert in Indianapolis, after making a bomb threat
Following the incident, police momentarily removed the people in the area of the gate area. Authorities checked the threat’s validity and quickly determined that the man’s bag was clean. Entry to the event location was delayed for around 20 minutes, but Doja Cat’s performance went on as planned. The incident occurred shortly before the show’s gates opened at 5 p.m.
According to Deputy Police Chief, “A fan wanted to advance in line so he exercised very poor judgment and told those around him in line he had a bomb in his backpack. Someone did the right thing and alerted IMPD. The backpack was clean.”
IMPD made an announcement on Twitter regarding this news, writing,
“IMPD officers responded [to the threat], searched his bag, and did not find an explosive. the man had unrelated outstanding warrants and was immediately arrested for those. He currently is in police custody. Police believe there is no active threat and the investigation is ongoing.”
See the full statement below:
— IMPD (@IMPDnews) January 8, 2022
After determining that this was a false alarm, the event began, and Doja Cat made her formal return to the stage after missing last month’s iHeartRadio Jingle Bell Ball due to a positive COVID-19 test.