YBOR CITY - The Ritz Theater in Ybor City was evacuated after a threat of a possible shooting.
A crowd of over 1,000 were at the concert venue for the Summer Slaughter Tour, headlined by Cannibal Corpse and Between The Buried and Me.
The entire audience was removed from the venue, while police searched the theater for weapons. The patrons were evacuated from 6:00 to 7:40 p.m.
During that time, one block of 7th Avenue was shut down. When patrons re-entered the theater, a Tampa Police Sergeant took the stage and explained why the evacuation was necessary.
The crowd began applauding, shaking the hands of the officers and thanking them.
Police found no weapons, and the concert continued.
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