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Bomb threat delays Bruno Mars' final Honolulu concert

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

New details have emerged about the abrupt halt to the beginning of the final Bruno Mars concert at the Blaisdell Arena Monday night.

Law enforcement officials responded to a bomb threat called into the show and the performance was stopped after the first song while the threat was investigated. Mars resumed playing after a 15-minute delay.

The arena was not evacuated during the threat.

Officials say at the time of the bomb threat there was also a fight involving 10 people. The fight was not related to the bomb threat and all 10 people were escorted from the area.

Bruno's three Honolulu concerts sold out in record time.  All three shows were sold out in a matter of two hours. It was later announced that people from the mainland and Canada snagged 42 percent of the 17,000 tickets, forcing many Hawaii residents to buy tickets from websites like StubHub or other online scalpers. 

The ticket turmoil even prompted one Honolulu lawmaker to introduce a resolution urging concert venues to require only in-person ticket sales for the first 48 hours.

Meanwhile, Hawaii News Now has learned that when Mars next comes to town, he most likely will be playing at Aloha Stadium to accommodate all his fans who could not get into the Blaisdell.

The Roosevelt grad tweeted on Tuesday, "Aloha Hawaii. Thank you for 3 amazing shows. I can't wait to come back home. Miss you already."

To see photos from the concert on a tablet, click here: http://bit.ly/1i80j73 

To see photos from the concert on a smartphone, click here: http://bit.ly/1iDmYHg 

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