US Citizens Warned of Madonna Concert Threat

Americans warned to stay vigilant
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Aug 7, 2012 11:29 PM CDT
Updated Aug 8, 2012 12:23 AM CDT

(Newser) – Security precautions have been boosted and US citizens warned to take care following a threat against Madonna's concert in St. Petersburg tomorrow. "The US Consulate General has received information regarding a threat of physical violence against spectators and performers at the St. Petersburg concert," the US embassy said in a statement. "American citizens are reminded to remain vigilant regarding their personal security, and to be aware of their surroundings at all times."

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State Department officials gave no other details. Madonna performed last night at a packed concert in Moscow, and tomorrow's concert will go ahead as planned, a spokeswoman for Madonna told CNN. (Read more Moscow stories.)

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