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U2 Concert Canceled in Sweden Due to Security Breach



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    FILE - Larry Mullen Jr., from left, The Edge, Bono and Adam Clayton of U2 perform at the Innocence + Experience Tour. A concert scheduled in Stockholm, Sweden was canceled on Sept. 20, 2015 because of a security breach.

    U2 canceled a concert in the Swedish capital of Stockholm after a security breach prompted police to evacuate the Globe Arena.

    Stockholm Police spokesman Kjell Nildgren said they stopped Sunday's event because organizers reported a breach at the security check and ticket control points as spectators were entering the arena.


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    "They decided to stop the entrance for spectators and get the people out that had come inside in order to search the area, " Nildgren said Monday, adding that organizers believed the security checks had not been "done in the proper way."

    "We are investigating a crime against Swedish weapon laws," Nildgren said, adding that police had not found any suspicious "persons or objects yet."

    The concert was rescheduled for Tuesday.

    In a statement on U2's website, organizers apologized for the inconvenience, saying the audience's "safety is the priority."