SAN ANTONIO – A security scare at the AT&T Center led to a lockdown and a delay in game Monday night, according to officials.
Monday’s game between the San Antonio Spurs and the Utah Jazz was delayed by 30 minutes after the AT&T Center, surrounding parking lots, and roadways leading to the county-owned facility were placed on lockdown.
The lockdown happened just after 7 p.m., over an hour before the original tip-off time, due to a potential security threat.
Also due to the security threat parking lots and roadways leading to the AT&T center were also shut down. We have information on what the security threat was waiting on Sheriff’s Department to confirm. pic.twitter.com/oeLxIsWywu— Greg Simmons (@GregSimmonsKSAT) December 27, 2022
A BCSO spokesman confirmed officials were alerted to a trashcan that forced BCSO and NBA security to execute the shutdown protocol.
Authorities added that it was not a BCSO canine that alerted officials, but after an investigation, it was determined there was no threat, and the lockdown was lifted.
Spurs sports and entertainment CEO RC Buford issued a statement on the delay.
“We apologize to all of our fans who experienced delays entering the AT&T Center this evening. The safety of our guests is always of utmost importance. We’re pleased tonight’s issue has been resolved,” said Buford.