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Phil Mickelson’s hotel struck by lightning, evacuated; golfer still makes tee time

Golfer Phil Mickelson had an electrifying Sunday, and that was before he even stepped on the course.

The pro-golfer said on Twitter that lightning struck the hotel where he was staying in suburban Chicago, sparking an evacuation.

“How’s this for crazy? My hotel was struck by lighting(sic), I was on top floor,we were evacuated and the place is on fire(only thing of mine on fire this week.) I can’t get back into my room and may miss my tee time because I am without clubs and clothes,” he wrote.

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The hotel is located right next to the golf course where the BMW Championship is being held at the Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Ill.

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Phil Mickelson watches his tee shot on the 18th hole during the second round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Medinah Country Club, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in Medinah, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

A sports reporter from NBC Chicago shared a photo of emergency officials responding to the hotel, with firefighters seen on the roof.

Mickelson posted an update to Twitter, saying the EMTs were “awesome” and that he was going to make it for his tee time of 10:52 a.m.

“Turns out my clubs acted as a fire retardant,” he wrote. “Lucky me”

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Mickelson eventually got to the course in time to change shoes in the parking lot before heading to the range to warm up, pausing only to answer the phone when his wife called to check on him, according to the Associated Press.

He told her at one point, “I tweeted it.”

His sister, Tina, also replied to his initial tweet saying “Bro-you can’t tweet this stuff until AFTER you call Mom to tell her you’re ok.”

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Severe storms in the Chicago area on Sunday morning have caused the final round to be pushed back and started from both tees.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Former acting ICE Director Tom Homan slams sheriff for releasing illegal immigrant, says he should have called the feds

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After a North Carolina sheriff released an illegal immigrant on bond in a child rape case, former acting ICE Director Tom Homan said the law enforcement officer should have called the federal government and had the suspect detained.

The suspect was finally apprehended by federal authorities, two months after Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden ignored an ICE detainer order and released him from custody.

“Mecklenburg County wants to be a sanctuary county. This sheriff has made a choice to stop being a cop and be a politician,” Homan said on “Fox & Friends Weekend.”

Homan said this is a common practice among local law enforcement and began listing cases where suspects were released on bond, despite being accused of heinous crimes while in the country illegally.

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“I wrote a few cases down,” he said. “Numerous sex offenses, people arrested for assault and larceny — assault with a deadly weapon, rape with indecent liberties with a child, numerous drug offenses, felony possession of a gun,  assault by strangulation… These are the type of people he’s releasing, rather than calling ICE.”

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Charlotte police arrested Oscar Pacheco-Leonardo on June 14 on charges of rape and indecent liberties with a minor. Records show Pacheco-Leonardo was accused of having sex with a child under the age of 13. He was due to appear back in court in October.

McFadden issued a statement, saying, “Bonds are not set by the Mecklenburg County sheriff’s office… We do not have any part of the bonds being set and we do not have any part of the magistrate releasing these individuals… When the person meets the condition of his bond by law, I’m supposed to allow him to leave.”

Homan claimed the statement does not excuse McFadden from his responsibilities, and said he should have contacted ICE immediately.

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“He has a telephone. Pick up the phone and call ICE,” he replied. “Let’s say his lawyers say, ‘don’t honor the detainer we think there’s a liability issue’… You can pick the phone up and call ICE before you release that person. It doesn’t cost him anything.”

“He’s knowingly releasing a public safety threat back into the public,” Homan continued. “He says he’s protecting the immigrant community. He’s doing the exact opposite. Because these people will re-offend in the very community in which they live…. he’s putting the immigrant community at greater risk of crime.”

Fox News’ Robert Gearty contributed to this report

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White woman arrested after holding 4 black teens fundraising for football team at gunpoint, police say

Four black student athletes who were going door to door in their Arkansas community to fundraise were held at gunpoint and forced to the ground by a white woman until police arrived at the scene, officials said.

The teenagers were walking through Wynne, a city roughly 100 miles northeast of Little Rock, around 10 a.m. on Aug. 7 to raise money for their high school football team when Jerri Kelly, 46, stopped them.

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Investigators responded to a “suspicious persons” report to find the boys — two of whom were wearing football jerseys, according to school officials — on the ground with a woman standing by with a gun, police said. An officer asked the teens to stand up, and they explained they were selling discount cards for their school sports program.

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Jerri Kelly, 46, was arrested and hit with several charges after allegedly forcing four teenage boys who were fundraising to the ground and holding them at gunpoint. (Cross County Sheriff’s Office)

“We was scared,” one of the teens told police, The Washington Post reported. “I thought she was going to shoot me in the head, how she was acting.”

The boys told authorities Kelly shouted at them, told them to get down and spread their legs and place their arms behind their backs, and called them liars when they said they were fundraising for school. When one of the boys reportedly tried swatting at a mosquito, Kelly allegedly told him she’d shoot if he didn’t stop moving.

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A responding officer recognized one of the boys and told them they could get up and walk over to his patrol vehicle, the Post reported, citing a police report. At that point, Kelly allegedly called them back and began to lecture them about how her actions were not racially motivated.

A warrant was put out for Kelly’s arrest on charges of aggravated assault, false imprisonment and endangering the welfare of a minor following an investigation, and she turned herself in Aug. 12, Cross County Sheriff’s Department Captain Jeff Nichols said. She was released that night on $10,000 bond.

Kelly — the wife of Cross County Jail Administrator Joseph Kelly — didn’t get her mugshot taken until days later because she had a “medical emergency” while she was getting booked, Nichols said. Following backlash from the community that she received preferential treatment, Kelly returned to the jail on Thursday after her initial court appearance to have her mugshot taken.

“She was afforded the same booking process and procedures as anyone that’s brought into our facility,” Nichols said. “She received no preferential treatment.”

It was not immediately clear what the medical emergency was that prevented Kelly from getting her photo taken, but her brother told WHBQ-TV that Kelly is disabled and suffers from severe seizures. He also claimed Kelly felt threatened by the children.

Her husband resigned from his position on Friday, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Cross County Sheriff David West said the jail administrator “did nothing wrong, but with his wife and the way this blew up, he decided it was best.”

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Kelly reportedly told police in a statement she “felt remorse” after learning they were fundraising, but said the boys “were not acting as such at the initial encounter.”

The superintendent of the Wynne School District said the district is considering stopping door-to-door fundraisers due to the incident.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Kristin Maher: Parents, back-to-school can bring the ‘shame game’ — Here’s how to stop it

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As the first day of school looms and parents everywhere rejoice, it’s important to remember that while it’s often an exciting time and a fresh start, back-to-school can be a peak time for shame.

Shame is not a feeling limited to adults. It’s something that our kids face, too, and though they might not be able to put a name to the feeling, back-to-school season can be a minefield for kids and shame.

With the prevalence of mental health disorders on the rise in American children ages 3 through 17, we, as parents, should always be on guard when it comes to our children and their feelings. When it comes to shame, we can help our kids identify and name shame when it rears its ugly head. Here are a few things we can look for and some steps we can take in order to help our children get through shame attacks, if and when they strike.

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The first thing to look out for is self-depreciation. When I’m feeling shame, it’s my go-to, and I have noticed that it’s my 7-year-old’s as well.

“I’m the worst.”

“Gosh, how could I be so stupid?”

“I’m just a bad kid.”

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“I will never be able to figure this out/get this right/get invited to…”

Those comments may seem like simple exaggerations, but they are not. Shame wants you to believe those things are true. It’s not simply that you made a mistake or forgot how to do a math problem. You can fix a mistake or relearn a math equation. Shame wants your child to believe that the reason they did those things is because, at your child’s core, they are bad, they are dumb, they are worthless. That maybe they can fix that mistake, but even fixing that mistake won’t fix them.

At our house, we try to call out that type of talk immediately. A lot of times, you may not even realize you’re speaking it out, so having the entire family on alert is helpful. When someone in our house says, “I’m the worst,” another family member will reply, “No, you are not; that is just your Awfulizer (what we call shame) talking. You are not the worst; you just made a mistake.” It may seem silly, but there can be a feeling of relief in hearing someone deny the idea that you are bad.

The second thing to look out for is a pattern of reaction. We need to remember that we all react to shame in different ways. When at my lowest point, I focus on pleasing everyone. My needs do not matter; I must make everyone else happy, and when everyone likes me, I will feel better. One of my kids completely withdraws when they are feeling shame. Their instinct is to quit and hide. It’s hard for them to have anyone even look at them when they are feeling their lowest. Another of my kids tries to out-shame their shame. If they are feeling bad about themselves, then everyone else in the room will, too.

None of these reactions look alike, and some are easier to respond to with compassion than others, but they are all reactions to feeling shame. As a parent, it’s important to pay attention and recognize how your child reacts to shame so that you can be ready to spring into action.

While I sadly do not have a quick “cure” to dissipate shame mid-attack, I do know that these responses, while instinctive, are not effective. When my children or myself start to spiral into one of these reactions, I have found the best antidote is patience and talking.

What does this look like? It may mean sitting on the edge of my kid’s bed, simply waiting for them to feel secure enough to poke their head out of their covers. It may mean waiting on the other side of a slammed door, helping my child breathe through their anger outburst. Or it may mean forcing myself to lower my hand from volunteering from another project. And while it may look different from child to child, it always involves me being present and knowing that they may not be able to talk right away about the shame that’s bothering them.

But the talking is key. Your child needs to know there is a safe space to talk about their feelings and insecurities. They may not have all the words to explain it, but knowing they can figure it out with you is huge. Shame grows in silence, making you feel more and more isolated the longer it goes unaddressed. Reach out to your child and let them know that they’re not the only ones who have these feelings or think these thoughts; knowing they’re not alone will help to release the hold that shame may have on them.

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These are just a few of our family’s strategies to protect against and address shame. Sadly, there is no way to avoid shame or a quick fix for it. It is a slow and steady process, one we must repeat time and again. But by working together as a family, I believe we are setting our kids up to be more shame resilient and ensuring much more confident futures.

Let’s be vigilant to call out shame when we see it, giving our kids and our families the tools to stop shame in its tracks this school year.

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Elvis Presley spy animated series ‘Agent King’ coming to Netflix

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Netflix, on the 42nd anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death, announced that it has ordered the adult animated action comedy series “Agent King” from Priscilla Presley and John Eddie. Authentic Brands Group, Sony Pictures Animation, and Sony Pictures Television are also partners on the show.

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In the forthcoming series, “Elvis Presley trades in his white jumpsuit for a jet pack when he is covertly inducted into a secret government spy program to help battle the dark forces that threaten the country he loves — all while holding down his day job as the King Of Rock And Roll,” according to the streaming platform.

“From the time Elvis was a young boy he always dreamed of being the superhero fighting crime and saving the world! Agent King lets him do just that,” said Priscilla Presley. “My co-creator John Eddie and I are so excited to be working with Netflix and Sony Animation on this amazing project and getting the chance to show the world an Elvis they haven’t seen before.”

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Co-creators Presley and Eddie will executive produce the series. Jerry Schilling will serve as a consultant. Mike Arnold (“Archer”) will serve as showrunner, writer and co-executive producer. Fletcher Moules will serve as supervising director and co-executive producer.

Elvis’ wardrobe for the animated series will be custom-designed by John Varvatos, who will be a consulting producer on the series.

Authentic Brands Group’s Jamie Salter will serve as executive producer, while Marc Rosen and Corey Salter will serve as co-executive producers.

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Netflix’s announcement comes at the tail end of “Elvis Week,” a Graceland celebration of Elvis’ music, movies and legacy.

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Elvis Presley spy animated series ‘Agent King’ coming to Netflix

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Netflix, on the 42nd anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death, announced that it has ordered the adult animated action comedy series “Agent King” from Priscilla Presley and John Eddie. Authentic Brands Group, Sony Pictures Animation, and Sony Pictures Television are also partners on the show.

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In the forthcoming series, “Elvis Presley trades in his white jumpsuit for a jet pack when he is covertly inducted into a secret government spy program to help battle the dark forces that threaten the country he loves — all while holding down his day job as the King Of Rock And Roll,” according to the streaming platform.

“From the time Elvis was a young boy he always dreamed of being the superhero fighting crime and saving the world! Agent King lets him do just that,” said Priscilla Presley. “My co-creator John Eddie and I are so excited to be working with Netflix and Sony Animation on this amazing project and getting the chance to show the world an Elvis they haven’t seen before.”

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Co-creators Presley and Eddie will executive produce the series. Jerry Schilling will serve as a consultant. Mike Arnold (“Archer”) will serve as showrunner, writer and co-executive producer. Fletcher Moules will serve as supervising director and co-executive producer.

Elvis’ wardrobe for the animated series will be custom-designed by John Varvatos, who will be a consulting producer on the series.

Authentic Brands Group’s Jamie Salter will serve as executive producer, while Marc Rosen and Corey Salter will serve as co-executive producers.

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Netflix’s announcement comes at the tail end of “Elvis Week,” a Graceland celebration of Elvis’ music, movies and legacy.

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Welsh town’s anti-sex toilets will spray users with water

A Welsh town is set to install hi-tech toilets that would deter sexual activity by sounding an alarm and spraying the user with a cool blast of water.

Porthcawl, located on Wales’ southern coastline, is planning to spend about $200,000 on the technologically advanced toilets at Griffin Park that will reportedly include myriad security features to limit “inappropriate sexual activity and vandalism.”

At the sign of any suspicious or violent movement, sensors will automatically open the stall doors and sound a high-pitch alarm, with a spray of water jets soaking the user inside. The floors will also be weight-sensitive to make sure there’s only one person in the stall at a time, according to WalesOnline

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The Welsh town of Porthcawl is set to install hi-tech toilets that would deter sexual activity by spraying the user with water. (iStock)

The new robo-toilets, whose plans were submitted by the Porthcawl town council, are set to replace the old facilities, which they say outlived their lifespan in terms of functionality and aesthetics. The new toilets will require a fee in order to use them, although it hasn’t been decided yet.

“Rebuilding the public toilets is an important element of Porthcawl Town Council’s ambition to ensure that Porthcawl is a great place to live, work and to visit,” a Porthcawl council member, Mike Clark, told WalesOnline.

Planning documents of the toilets detail other security features that will deter those who decide to sleep in the lavatory stall. If someone takes up residence in the toilet for an extended period of time, a warning message will play, combined with the lights and heating being turned off.

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In addition, all of the toilets will be equipped with a full high-pressure floor and wall washer that may be activated after each use, or after a certain number of users per day. They will reportedly close each night for 10 minutes while the system cleans itself.

Twitter users wrote about the possible troubles a user might face with the weight-sensitive floors, as well as how the movement sensors would impact the disabled.

One user said: “weight-sensitive….good luck if you are obese!”

Another added: “Anti-disabled people toilets, cool.”

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The existing facilities in Griffin Park are set to close in October, while the demolition and construction of the new building takes place.

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Los Angeles Opera won’t release details of Placido Domingo sexual misconduct investigation

The Los Angeles Opera has declined to release any details of its promised investigation into allegations of sexual harassment against opera legend Placido Domingo, the company’s longtime general director, including whether it has already started.

The union that represents opera singers said Friday that it plans a meeting in Los Angeles next week to address its members’ concerns ahead of the LA company’s season opener Sept. 14.

Len Egert, the executive director of the American Guild of Musical Artists, told The Associated Press that the union has been receiving its own reports from members since an AP story earlier this week detailing accusations against the 78-year-old singing star.

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Hours after the AP story was released Tuesday detailing the allegations, the LA Opera announced it would engage outside counsel to investigate the “concerning allegations.”

Three of the nine women who accused the singer of harassment and abuse of power described encounters they said took place while working with Domingo at the LA organization. The nine women and dozens of others interviewed said Domingo’s behavior was an open secret in the industry and that he pursued younger women with impunity.

On Friday, LA Opera would not disclose who would be conducting the investigation, how it would be carried out, when it would start or its expected duration.

A spokeswoman for the company said Friday LA Opera will share details when they have information and that there was currently nothing to add beyond the statement released Tuesday.

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Domingo is widely credited with raising the profile of LA Opera, where he served as an artistic consultant from 1984 to 2000, artistic director from 2000 to 2003 and, finally, general director from 2003 until now. His current contract runs through the 2021-22 season.

In its initial statement, LA Opera said Domingo “has been a dynamic creative force in the life of LA Opera” but that it is committed to ensuring that its employees and artists “be treated respectfully and feel safe and secure.”

Domingo did not respond to detailed questions from the AP about specific incidents. But he issued a statement calling the allegations “deeply troubling, and as presented, inaccurate,” adding “I believed that all of my interactions and relationships were always welcomed and consensual.”

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The allegations in the AP story sparked a global discussion among opera singers on social media forums about the culture of sexual misconduct in the classical music world and the belief that opera companies have long been aware of bad behavior and tolerated it, particularly when the accused are people in positions of power.

Aside from LA Opera, the other women quoted in the story recounted incidents they said took place at other venues, including Washington Opera and the Metropolitan Opera in New York, ranging from 1988 into the mid-2000s.

Some of the women told the AP that Domingo used his power at the LA company and elsewhere to try to pressure them into sexual relationships, with several saying that he dangled jobs and then sometimes punished them professionally if they refused his advances.

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In this Nov. 5, 1994 file photo, Placido Domingo performs in the San Francisco Opera’s production of “Herodiade” in San Francisco. On Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, the San Francisco Opera said it is canceling an October concert featuring Domingo after the publication of an Associated Press story that quoted numerous women as saying they were sexually harassed or subjected to inappropriate behavior by the superstar. (AP)

The Philadelphia Orchestra and San Francisco Opera announced they would cancel upcoming performances featuring the star. The Metropolitan Opera said it would await the results of LA Opera’s investigation “before making any final decisions about Mr. Domingo’s future at the Met,” where he is scheduled to appear next month.

The American Guild of Musical Artists issued a statement calling for wider investigations across the opera world.

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“AGMA became aware of serious allegations of sexual harassment made by multiple women against Placido Domingo. We have contacted our employers to demand investigations into these allegations,” said the statement issued earlier this week.

Since then, “through our confidential reporting system we have been receiving reports from members,” Egert said Friday. “We are providing timely, confidential advice and guidance to these artists.” He did not elaborate.

Egert said that AGMA will be “closely monitoring the internal LA Opera investigation” and has scheduled a membership meeting in Los Angeles early next week, prior to the start of rehearsals, to address any member concerns on questions. The LA Opera 2019-2020 season starts Sept. 14 with “La Boheme.”

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Asked if the union was aware of Domingo’s alleged behavior previously, he said, “AGMA did not receive complaints from its members prior to the recent news reports.”

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‘Tonight Show’ comedian Kip Addotta dead at 75

Comedian Kip Addotta, who frequently appeared on “The Tonight Show,” has died. His family posted on Facebook but did not provide details on his death. He was 75.

Addotta’s credits in addition to “The Tonight Show” included “The Midnight Special,” “Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert,” and the syndicated “Make Me Laugh.” He also hosted the game show “Everything Goes” on the Playboy Channel.

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In addition, Addotta was featured on the Dr. Demento radio show for his songs “Wet Dream” and “Life in the Slaw Lane.”

Born in Rockford, Illinois in 1944, Addotta also appeared as an actor in the films and “Bound for Glory” (1976) and “For da Love of Money” (2002) as well as TV’s “The Larry Sanders Show” (1992).

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Comedian Kip Addotta died in August 2019. The funnyman, who frequently appeared on “The Tonight Show” and “The Larry Sanders Show,” was 75. (Facebook)

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One of Addotta’s last Facebook posts this month showed his sometimes bizarre sense of humor.

Addotta wrote, “An elderly couple is walking along when a pigeon flys [sic] over and drops one right on the old lady’s head. She says oh my god, get me some toilet paper. He says, what the hell for, he’s a half mile away by now!”

He captured his career in the autobiography, “Confessions of a Comedian.”

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Honduras soccer riot leaves 3 dead, at least 10 injured, officials say

At least three people were killed and 10 were injured after riots broke out Saturday night in the capital of Honduras before a soccer game between two rival teams, officials said.

The violence erupted outside the National Stadium in Tegucigalpa before the match between the Motagua and Olympia soccer clubs, after crowds threw objects at the Motagua team bus. Three players on the team were injured when the glass windows shattered, according to the team.

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Spectators react from tear gas after three people died in riots before a soccer match when the fans attacked a bus carrying one of the teams, at the National Stadium in Tegucigalpa, Honduras August 17, 2019. (REUTERS/Stringer)

Fighting then continued inside and outside the National Stadium after officials canceled the game due to the bus incident.

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“Three people died and seven were shot and stabbed. One of them is a boy,” local hospital spokeswoman Laura Schoenherr told the Reuters news agency. “Three of the injured adults are in critical condition.”

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Firefighters carry a woman after three people died in riots before a soccer match when the fans attacked a bus carrying one of the teams, at the National Stadium in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. (REUTERS/Stringer)

The Motagua club shared pictures on Twitter of the inside of the damaged bus after the attack.

The team also shared photos of the injured players who had to be transported to an area hospital and treated for facial wounds. They were identified as Emilio Izaguirre, Roberto Moreira and Jonathan Rougier.

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“Reprehensible and lamentable,” the Motagua club said in another tweet with photos of the damage.

Around 10,000 people were in the stadium as violence developed outside, with many later getting caught in a stampede as police used tear gas to try to get control of the crowd, the BBC reported.

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The country’s ministry of security told Reuters it had set up “five rings of security” before the game.

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Police officers keep watch after three people died in riots before a soccer match in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. (REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera)

The president of Olympia club, Rafael Villeda, told the local press that he would meet with the leadership of the National League and Motagua to decide on the future of the game, according to the news agency.

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