A Doja Cat fan was arrested for making a bomb threat at her concert.
The “Kiss Me More” rapper was performing a free show in Indianapolis on Saturday night (Jan. 8), when the man attempted to get ahead in the entry line. According to the Metropolitan Police Department, he claimed to have a bomb or explosive device. The crowd at Monument Circle was cleared out for about 20 minutes as police assessed the situation.
“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,” Deputy Chief Joshua Barker told IndyStar. “Someone did the right thing and alerted IMPD. The backpack was clean.”
Cops were called and no explosives were found. The man was arrested for unrelated, outstanding warrants as police continue to investigate.
However, the scary incident still rattled fans. “Just waited 4+ hours in the actual freezing rain so I could see @DojaCat perform,” tweeted one fan. “We were at the literal front of the line, and there was a bomb threat. I have never been so scared. People were running and screaming everywhere.”
JUST WAITED 4+ HOURS IN THE ACTUAL FREEZING RAIN SO I COULD SEE @DOJACAT PERFORM. WE WERE AT THE LITERAL FRONT OF THE LINE, AND THERE WAS A BOMB THREAT. I HAVE NEVER BEEN SO SCARED. PEOPLE WERE RUNNING AND SCREAMING EVERYWHERE.
— PAIGE OSBORNE (@PAIGEOSBORNE_) JANUARY 8, 2022
The concert, which was part of the the College Football Playoff national championship festivities, went on as planned. At one point, Doja stopped her set to break up a fight in the crowd.
“No fighting. I don’t want to see that shit. I don’t like that at all,” she told concertgoers. “I care about you and it’s way too cold out here for that shit.”