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February 8, 2014

Concert hall to be inspected after evacuation

 A century-old concert hall in downtown Atlanta is being inspected by an engineer -- and postponing at least one upcoming show -- after fans were evacuated during a rock concert.

Atlanta police spokeswoman Kim Jones says Panic! at the Disco was performing Friday night when the floor of The Tabernacle was deemed unsafe. A fire marshal evacuated the building shortly before 10:30 p.m.

Fifteen-year-old Chelle Leary of Roswell says the floor was flat when she entered for Friday’s show. But she says she felt as if she was walking up a slight hill as she was being evacuated. No injuries were reported.

Singer-songwriter Corey Smith was scheduled for perform Saturday. He told fans his concert has been rescheduled for May 10 due to floor problems.

The building opened in 1910.

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