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Louisville Cardinals home baseball game vs. UNC Tar Heels suspended due to bomb threat

Louisville's home baseball game with UNC was suspended for more than two hours Sunday afternoon because of a bomb threat, a school spokesperson told ESPN.

John Drees, a school spokesperson, told ESPN that police received word of a bomb at Jim Patterson Stadium, where Louisville plays its home baseball games. The threat emerged from an online forum used by both students and athletes, Drees said, and someone on the forum reported the threat to police.

"We take all threats as credible until we determine otherwise," Drees said.

North Carolina led Louisville 5-1 in the top of the sixth when a group of police officers approached the athletic director's suite with news of the threat shortly before 3 p.m. ET. School officials communicated immediately with on-field officials and the game was halted between batters.

Teams immediately cleared the field and the stadium emptied. An athletics spokesman estimated there were at least 2,000 fans at the stadium on a sun-splashed day in the mid-60s.

Drees said that both the K-9 units and bomb techs from the Louisville Metro Police Department swept the stadium, but did not find a bomb. It was then determined that play would resume at 5:10 p.m., but fans would not be allowed to reenter the stadium.