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Stones gig halted by bomb threat
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A Rolling Stones concert at the University of Virginia, in the US, was halted after police received a bomb threat targeting the stage area.

A 45-minute police sweep of the area Thursday night found nothing unusual, and the band completed the show.

The interruption came about eight songs into the show at the Scott Stadium.

Mick Jagger announced to the audience that authorities had told the band to take a 10-minute break, and the musicians immediately left the stage.

The first 20 rows of fans were also cleared, and three sniffer dogs, already on site, searched the area.

The threat is under investigation by university, local and state police.

The Rolling Stones are touring to promote their latest album, A Bigger Bang.

The Stones were making the first of only two campus stops on their tour, with the second coming Saturday at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.


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