• Inadvertent evacuation message announced at Safeco Field before Mariners-Angels game


    SEATTLE - A prerecorded announcement that requested fans to evacuate Safeco Field before Thursday night’s Mariners-Angels game was a mistake, said officials with the Seattle Mariners.

    About two hours before the 7:10 p.m. game time, a technician pressed the wrong button and the unnecessary evacuation announcement was heard.

    There was no follow-up to the announcement, but there were few people in the ballpark at the time.

    Club officials told ushers around the park to spread the word that the announcement was inadvertent and there was no need to leave.

    The Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels, 6-0.

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