San Francisco police receive bomb threat before Niners-Steelers game

AP Photo/Jeff ChiuA San Francisco police officer walks with a police dog under the stands at Candlestick Park during the second quarter of an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Pittsburgh Steelers in San Francisco on Monday. Power outages took place before the game and in the second quarter.

A bomb threat for Candlestick Park was called into San Francisco police Monday night prior to kickoff for a game between the 49ers and the Pittsburgh Steelers, cops said.

Police checked the area and found no threat, Sgt. Michael Andraychak said. The matter is under investigation, he said.

The game was delayed, however, by a power outage that occurred about 25 minutes before kickoff. That outage pushed the game’s start time back about 20 minutes. The outage was the result of a PG&E transformer that reportedly blew up.

Another power outage occurred around 6:40 p.m. during the second quarter and the game was held up for another 20 minutes. Once the lights were back on, the Niners surged to a 20-3 victory over the Steelers.

rnagle@sfexaminer.com

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