Fan subdued after running onto field in Chicago

U.S. Cellular Field the site of latest fan-on-field incident.
U.S. Cellular Field the site of latest fan-on-field incident.

A fan ran onto the field during the Blue Jays’ 2-0 win over the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on Thursday, according to multiple reports out of Chicago.

Security subdued the man without using a Taser, as the fan "hook-slid, calmly going to his knees in surrender," the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

The incident is notable because there were two similar incidents in Philadelphia earlier in the week, the first of which ended when a police office Tasered the fan on the field. The next night at Citizens Bank Park, Phillies security corralled the offending fan without a Taser. The Phillies announced that they were changing their security policy to keep police officers off the field unless greater force is necessary to remove a fan.

U.S. Cellular Field was the site of the fan attack on Kansas City Royals first base coach Tom Gamboa in 2002. In the wake of the Gamboa incident, the White Sox pushed for tougher penalties for fans who run on the field, the Chicago Tribune notes.

U.S. Cellular Field the site of latest fan-on-field incident.
U.S. Cellular Field the site of latest fan-on-field incident.

A fan ran onto the field during the Blue Jays’ 2-0 win over the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on Thursday, according to multiple reports out of Chicago.

Security subdued the man without using a Taser, as the fan "hook-slid, calmly going to his knees in surrender," the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

The incident is notable because there were two similar incidents in Philadelphia earlier in the week, the first of which ended when a police office Tasered the fan on the field. The next night at Citizens Bank Park, Phillies security corralled the offending fan without a Taser. The Phillies announced that they were changing their security policy to keep police officers off the field unless greater force is necessary to remove a fan.

U.S. Cellular Field was the site of the fan attack on Kansas City Royals first base coach Tom Gamboa in 2002. In the wake of the Gamboa incident, the White Sox pushed for tougher penalties for fans who run on the field, the Chicago Tribune notes.

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