Boston police said they received a report of a bomb threat at Fenway Park shortly after 5 p.m., but the report turned out to be false.
"Bomb threat was called in. Bomb squad responded," said Officer James Kenneally, a police spokesman. "Nothing was found."
An official at Fenway said the gates were open at the park for tonight's game against the Angels and business was going on as usual.
"There was no evacuation of the ballpark," Kenneally said.
Kenneally said it was not clear yet whether the threat was a prank and police are investigating.
At the park, few people seemed to know about the threat.
A television report about the threat caught the attention of several Red Sox players as they prepared for the 7:10 p.m. game. But there was no concern, only a few jokes.
"Bomb squad?" second baseman Dustin Pedroia said. "They're early."
"Where's the panic room?" Mike Lowell asked.
Both teams took practice on the field before the game, as usual. Fans watched from the stands, snapping photographs and trying to get autographs.
Peter Abraham of the Globe staff contributed to this report.
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