TMZ is reporting that there was a terrorist threat before a Los Angeles Lakers vs. Los Angeles Clippers game in January.
A voice recording informed the Los Angeles Police Department that terrorists were in the crowd at the game with explosive devices. They were going to carry out an attack for Allah and Jihad.
“TMZ has obtained an LAPD search warrant chronicling a chilling phone call received by an LAPD officer at 7:29 PM on January 29, 2016.”
A robotic voice told officers: “Several people in the crowd seated strategically have explosives strapped to their chest and explosives in their shoes.”
The voice continued: “Some of them are also strapped with Glock 18, have guns and will shoot any patron that may come in their path. We are doing this for Allah and for Jihad. We are going to slaughter the patrons of tonight’s Lakers/Clippers game and there is no one that can stop us.”
“We have people hostage in some of the bathrooms already and we shot one in the knee cap. You are all going to f***** die tonight, you filthy Americans.”
Police believe the call came from a Skype line. They received a search warrant to get the account information from the digital video calling company.
There are no reports that anybody was held hostage or shot at the Staples Center.
The game wasn’t cancelled.
TMZ is still digging up more information.