R.A. Dickey

False alarm: Braves say no emergency, just malfunction

An alarm and an emergency evacuation message on a sign board during the Atlanta Braves game turned out to be a false alarm.

An equipment malfunction during an altercation at a ballpark restaurant was the source of confusion in the top of the third, the Braves said Tuesday night.

The alarm blared for about 5 seconds and a message flashed on sign boards stating an emergency had been reported in the building and an evacuation was taking place.

Atlanta pitcher R.A. Dickey paused for a couple of seconds before his next toss to Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen. The umpires didn't stop play and the game continued without interruption.

The Braves tweeted in the fourth...