U2 gig in Stockholm evacuated as 'suspected gunman enters arena claiming to be police'
Published 20/09/2015 | 20:49
A U2 gig in Sweden was evacuated last night over a security threat.
The Globe Arena in Stockholm was evacuated at around 8pm over a security threat.
It is reported that a gunman gained access to the arena after he claimed to be an off-duty police officer.
When arena security realised their error, a full evacuation was ordered.
Police then swooped in and carried out a sweep of the entire building, as thousands of fans milled outside in the hope the gig might go ahead.
However the band's management later announced that the gig would go ahead tomorrow night.
In a statement on its website, the band said the concert had been disrupted by a 'security breach'.
"As audience safety is paramount, the police have advised The Globe and Live Nation that they have no option but to postpone tonight's show."
A police spokesperson would only confirm that the gig was postponed due to 'unsatisfactory security checks'.
He declined to comment on speculation about a gunman - or reports that anyone had been arrested.
The Globe arena, which will host next year's Eurovision Song Contest, can hold 16,000 people.
U2 were due to play at the venue as part of their 'Innocence and Experience' tour.