Pacers Told to Stay in Hotel as Police Searched for Cleveland Facebook Killer

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistApril 17, 2017

CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 2: Head coach Nate McMillan of the Indiana Pacers watches from the sidelines during the second half against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena on April 2, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers defeated the Pacers 135-130 in double overtime. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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Indiana Pacers head coach Nate McMillan told reporters security personnel instructed the team to remain in its hotel as Cleveland police searched for a homicide suspect.

"We got security at the hotel to make sure that guys were safe" McMillan said, per USA Today's Michael Singer. "There might have been a few people that were out, including family members that we made sure we got security to them. Our guy was right on top of that, everybody came out okay, which was the main thing."

CNN's Kwegyirba Croffie, Darran Simon and Sara Ganim reported Sunday night local authorities were on the lookout for Steve Stephens, who's alleged to have committed a murder in Cleveland and broadcast it on Facebook. According to Ganim, Nicole Chavez and Eliott C. McLaughlin, the manhunt has grown to Ohio's neighboring states.

The Pacers play the Cleveland Cavaliers Monday night in Game 2 of their first-round series. The series moves to Indianapolis for Game 3 on Thursday.


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