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Posted: Saturday, June 28, 2014 10:05 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Crew's Major League Soccer game against FC Dallas was postponed Saturday night, with The Columbus Dispatch reporting on its website that a male fan was struck by lightning in the stadium parking lot.

Columbus Fire Department Lt. Thad Turano told The Associated Press that emergency officials transported a victim in cardiac arrest to Ohio State Medical Center. He says that a caller reported at 8 p.m. that a person had been struck by lightning.

Turano says the victim's condition wasn't available.

The Crew said the game was called off because of "reasons beyond our control" and that makeup date had not been set.

The game was scheduled to start at 8 p.m. The storm with heavy rain and lightning bursts rolled through about 15 minutes before kickoff. Fans were told to evacuate the stands and head toward the concourses of the double-decked stadium. The game was called at 9:12 p.m.

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