Security concern at Rascal Flatts concert in Indianapolis prompts early end

(Left to right) Joe Don Rooney, Jay DeMarcus, and Gary LeVox of Rascal Flatts arrive at the CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Al Wagner)

(Meredith) — Country music fans went wild to see Rascal Flatts perform at the Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center in Indianapolis Thursday night. However, a security concern caused the show to abruptly end early, with fans missing out on hearing some of the band's biggest hits.

Concert attendees told the Indianapolis Star that staff members quickly evacuated the amphitheater and Rascal Flatts did not play their anticipated encore, including hit songs "God Bless the Broken Road" and "Life is a Highway."

Venue officials referred all questions about the incident to local law enforcement. Hamilton County Sheriff's spokesman Bryant Orem told the Indianapolis Star an "open investigation" is underway.

No further details were provided about the incident.

Rascal Flatts posted the following statement on their Facebook page Friday morning:Indianapolis - Due to a security concern at the show last night, standard procedures were quickly executed and everyone was able to safely leave the building. The safety of our fans, band and crew is always the top priority for us, so we are so thankful for everyone who jumped into action and for your understanding. We will be back soon!The concert was part of Rascal Flatts' "Back to Us" tour with supporting acts Dan + Shay and Carly Pearce.

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