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MLB News: Potential All-Star Game Threat Thwarted by Denver Police



The 2021 MLB All-Star Game is set to take place in Denver this week. Starting Sunday, baseball fans from all over the world will pour into Coors Field to take in the sights and sounds of the All-Star week. 

But things in Colorado got off to a bit of a rough start. Over the weekend, police in Denver arrested 4 people that they believed were going to attack the MLB All-Star Game. Local authorities found a large supply of guns, ammo, and armor in the room they were staying at. 

Whatever they were planning to do, a housekeeper just going about their job stopped it from happening. The housekeeper tipped off the police who sent in a full SWAT team to make the arrest and recover the weapons. No word from MLB on the matter.

For MLB fans, it was a little unnerving to hear the story break over the weekend. Those who made the trip out to Denver have already noticed an increase in security measures in Coors Field and in the areas surrounding it. 

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But the MLB All-Star Game will go on as scheduled. The game’s best and brightest will make the climb to Denver starting Sunday night for a full couple of days of events. The week starts with the Future’s Game and the Celebrity Softball game tonight. 

UPDATE:

A statement released this afternoon from the FBI says that there is no reason to believe the All-Star Game was targeted. They are continuing to work with local authorities to find more details about the individuals arrested. 

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