Lollapalooza evacuated because of thunderstorms
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police are evacuating fans from the Lollapalooza music festival because of a line of advancing thunderstorms.
Police spokesman Officer Darryl Baety says the festival was ordered shut down at 3:30 p.m. after a severe thunderstorm warning was issued.
Festival-goers are being evacuated from downtown Chicago's Grant Park to underground evacuation and shelter sites along Michigan Avenue.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers are scheduled to play last on the main stage Saturday. The three-day event concludes Sunday and is sold out.