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Heat-Hawks delayed by doubtful package external outside arena

Heat-Hawks delayed by doubtful package external outside arena

ATLANTA (AP) — The NBA playoff game in the centre of the Miami Heat with every one other accompanied by Atlanta Hawks was delayed Friday darkness following a doubtful package was found external outside State Farm Arena.

The tipoff was pushed spine almost an hour while police investigated the package. Three gates were closed while safety personnel made sure there was no indeed danger.

The package was found near the stairwell that provides access to a MARTA subway stopping place at the arena.

The game eventually began in a short time earlier to 8 p.m., nevertheless numerous fans inside the sellout crowd were still inside lengthy lines external outside the arena, plodding into and not here of safety checkpoints that are inside place for all games.

"Out of an abundance of caution, Gates 1, 2 with every one other accompanied by 3 were temporarily closed by the Atlanta Police Department while the police department, K-9 units with every one other accompanied by arena safety worked to understandable the arena with every one other accompanied by inquire into the contents," the arena said inside a statement. "The contents of the package were found not to exist explosive, with every one other accompanied by the package was removed safely by the Atlanta Bomb Squad."

The Heat were leading the best-of-seven series following winning the earliest set of two games inside Miami. Games 3 with every one other accompanied by 4 are inside Atlanta.

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Heat-Hawks delayed by doubtful package external outside arena

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