Jersey Boys Get Bomb Scare

Two suspicious boxes found behind Loop theater are fakes

By Nicola Orichuia
|  Thursday, Oct 8, 2009  |  Updated 2:20 PM CDT
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A bomb scare in the Loop didn't last long on Tuesday night, but Jersey Boys had to take a time-out from their show.

A bomb scare in the Loop didn't last long on Tuesday night, but Jersey Boys had to take a time-out from their show.

A bomb scare in the Loop didn’t last long on Tuesday night, but Jersey Boys had to take a time-out from their show.

Two suspicious boxes were removed and disposed of by police from behind the Bank of America Theatre, 18 W. Monroe St.

“It appears that this was deliberately set up to provoke this type of response,” police Bomb and Arson Cmdr. Eugene Roy told the Chicago Tribune.

“It’s not funny, it’s not a joke. It put public safety at risk, it cost the city an extraordinary sum of money,” said Roy.

The Tony-award winning musical "Jersey Boys" was interrupted in order to get people to evacuate.

Police received a call about the boxes around 9 p.m. on Tuesday. The boxes had two notes attached to them.

“This is not a bomb,” and “This is not going to end good” were the messages written on the notes.

Whether it was a joke or not, the ones responsible for the bomb-scare will be prosecuted… and will have to pay the city the cost for all this hoopla.

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