Word of a man with a gun has caused U2's Sunday night show in Stockholm, Sweden to be postponed.
The show was coming up on its starting time when an announcement was made to the audience that they had to evacuate the venue. The Swedish site Expressen reported that police had received a report that there was a gunman in his 20's in the Globe stadium with the intent of shooting another member of the audience.
Fans waited outside while police did a sweep of the arena, including the use of helicopters to scan the crowd outside. When it was determined that there could still be a threat in the area, it was decided to postpone the show until Tuesday night.
U2 issued the following statement on their website:
Due to a security breach, Stockholm's The Globen evacuated the audience from the building this evening.
As the breach has not been resolved quickly and as audience safety is paramount, the police have advised The Globen and Live Nation that they have no option but to postpone tonight's show, to a rescheduled date of Tuesday 22nd September.
All tickets from Sunday 20th September are valid for Tuesday 22nd September.
The organizers apologize for the inconvenience caused and thank the audience for their understanding. Their safety is the priority.