A man was arrested at a Doja Cat event in the United States after attempting to bypass the line by threatening to blow himself up.
When the man told people around him at 5 p.m. that he had an explosive device in his backpack, fans had been queuing for more than 12 hours for the free show in Indianapolis.
The performance went on after police evacuated the area for 20 minutes and made sure the knapsack was safe. The man had outstanding warrants for unrelated offences for which he was arrested.
The bomb threat investigation is still ongoing, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD).
“A fan wanted to move forward in line, so he made a bad decision and told folks in line around him that he had a bomb in his backpack,” Deputy Chief Joshua Barker told the Indianapolis Star.
Doja Cat’s presentation was part of the build-up to Monday’s College Football Playoff, in which the Georgia Bulldogs will take on the Alabama Crimson Tide, who are considered underdogs.
Fans had waited all night to be at the front of the line, braving the ice and freezing rain as the temperature plummeted to -9 degrees Celsius.
On social media, some people shared their displeasure with the disturbance. Paige Osborne posted on Twitter, “My boyfriend and I waited at the head of the line since noon, only to be crushed and terrified for our lives.”
After a brief delay, Doja Cat took the stage at about 21:40, sporting an outfit that paid respect to the football championship.
In her 16-song, 90-minute concert, the diva, who has eight Grammy nominations this year, sped through favourites like Woman, Say So, You Right, and Juicy.
However, the concert was not without incident. A fight broke out in the audience after the rapper/singer hurled a pair of drumsticks into the crowd.
“Hey, hey, Relax, relax. Listen, there will be no fighting. That is something I do not want to see. I’m concerned about you, and it’s far too chilly outside to do so,” yelled the diva as she came to a halt with her band.