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Pacers Told To Stay In Team Hotel With Killer On The Loose

The team was told by security to remain inside the hotel.

The Indiana Pacers were told by security to remain inside their hotel in Cleveland as police searched for a murder suspect.

"We were instructed to stay put because of the situation that was happening last night," Pacers coach Nate McMillan said, per USA TODAY.

"Security was on top of that. He sent out the message to stay put," McMillan said. "We got security at the hotel to make sure that guys were safe. 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."

Police are currently searching for Steve Stephens, 37, who killed 74-year-old Robert Godwin Jr. while broadcasting the murder on Facebook on Sunday.

The manhunt for Stephens has reportedly grown to Ohio's neighboring states.

Cleveland and Indiana are set to play Game 2 of their series tonight at Quicken Loans Arena.

Our thoughts are with everyone in the area. Stay safe.