Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle, left, and Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan reach for a rebound during a Jan. 29 game at Staples Center in Los Angeles. A report revealed LAPD received a terrorist threat just before tipoff that night.
A terrorist threat warned, “You are all going to f—ing die tonight” a minute before a game between the Los Angeles Clippers and Lakers, a report revealed Friday.
Someone “with a robotic voice” told a Los Angeles Police Department officer the Jan. 29 basketball game at Staples Center would turn into a massacre, according to a search warrant obtained by TMZ. An LAPD spokesman confirmed there was a threat and told the Daily News an investigation into it is ongoing.
“Several people in the crowd seated strategically have explosives strapped to their chest and explosives in their shoes,” the caller said, according to TMZ. “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.”
The caller continued: “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—-ing die tonight, you filthy Americans.”
A November 2013 file photo shows a game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Clippers. The venue was sold out the night the threat was called in.
Investigators believe the 7:29 p.m. call came from a Skype account with a disguised voice, and the LAPD received a warrant to trace the account.
The game, which the Clippers won 105-93, went on without incident that night. A sellout crowd of 19,495 attended the game, which was broadcast nationally on NBATV, according to ESPN.
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