Monday, July 30, 2018

Cubs increasing security after woman is sexually assaulted at Foo Fighters concert on Sunday night

Foo Fighters on stage during their Sunday night performance at Wrigley Field. | @FooFighters
The Chicago Cubs are increasing security measures for tonight’s Foo Fighters concert after a woman was sexually assaulted in a portable restroom during the band’s performance on Sunday evening, the team said.

“We were notified of an assault of a female guest and immediately contacted Chicago Police during last night’s event at Wrigley Field,” the team said in a statement. “We are using every available resource to help authorities identify and apprehend the suspect and are working with CPD to address the matter quickly."

The man sought in connection with last night’s attack is a balding white man between 40- and 50-years-old who stands about 5’9” tall, police said.

As reported in our original story this morning, a 23-year-old woman told police that she was standing in line to get food around 9:30 p.m. when a man she did not know groped her. The woman got out of line and went into a nearby port-a-potty along Sheffield Avenue. But the man followed her and entered the toilet before she could lock the door, police said. The man then proceeded to sexually assault her.

The woman was attacked inside one of the blue restrooms seen at right, a source said. | Earthcam
Rows of toilets have been set up in a fenced-off area outside the stadium to accommodate crowds at summer concerts. The attack took place in a group of toilets placed outside the stadium’s east wall, according to a police source.

The team said it will be “increasing security staff in the portable restroom area so we have a fixed visual presence to monitor guests going in and out of the restrooms."

"Guest safety is paramount at Wrigley Field and we take every opportunity to ensure our guests’ safety, including routinely reviewing our security protocols and procedures with police.”

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