Pacers Confined To Hotel Sunday Amid Manhunt For Cleveland Facebook Killer
The Indiana Pacers plan on staying safe following a scare in Cleveland.
The players were instructed not to leave the team hotel on Sunday after a guy went nuts and decided he wanted to kill people while on Facebook Live in Cleveland.
“We were instructed to stay put because of the situation that was happening last night,” head coach Nate McMillan told reporters at Monday’s shootaround, as quoted by USA TODAY’s Michael Singer.
“Security was on top of that. He sent out the message to stay put. We got security at the hotel to make sure that guys were safe. There might have been a few people that were out, including family members that we made sure we got security to them. Our guy was right on top of that, everybody came out okay, which was the main thing.”
The Pacers lost in the final seconds at Quicken Loans Arena on Saturday, and are looking to bounce back in Game 2 on Monday night.
The manhunt is still underway for Steve Stephens, who shot 74-year-old Robert Godwin Jr. live on Facebook and has claimed to have killed many others. Authorities believe Stephens could be in either Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana, or Michigan.