Candlestick blackout was accompanied by a bomb threat

Reuters

Though the two events ultimately were unrelated, NFL officials and law enforcement authorities had to be more than a little nervous last night while dealing with a blackout of Candlestick Park — and a bomb threat.

Police revealed after the game that the bomb threat came via phone, before the opening kickoff of the game.

According to WLS 890AM in San Francisco, a short search for an explosive device resulted in a conclusion that the threat wasn’t credible.

The initial power outage was caused by a transformer explosion.  A second outage occurred during the second quarter of the 20-3 win by the 49ers over the Steelers.