At a Wiz Khalifa and Logic concert in a suburb of Indianapolis on Friday, a FALSE REPORT of a mass shooting event caused panic among the crowd, prompting concertgoers to evacuate the area by scaling fences and clambering over seats. The incident occurred at the Ruoff Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana, at about 10:28 p.m., the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office reported. “A disturbance” was reported from the lawn seating area of the outdoor event.
“Security personnel acted swiftly, and all close subjects started to leave the location on foot. All gates, including non-public exits, were opened as part of the emergency action plan, according to the statement. “Police personnel sent out numerous fast reaction teams and searched the area. There were none discovered. Authorities noted that three people with minor injuries were sent to nearby hospitals.
Representatives for the Ruoff Music Center and Live Nation, the venue’s manager, applauded the response to the incident in an email to Rolling Stone. The statement said, “We thank employees and local authorities for working immediately to support everyone in attendance. A video that was shared on Twitter showed audience members leaving the scene as Khalifa performed on stage before abruptly stopping.
Some were seen running, while others were perplexed by the turmoil. The person capturing the scene observes that no metal detectors were used before the performance. Off-screen, the companion of the man replies, “I didn’t hear a gun go off.” Rory Appleton, an attendee, and reporter for the Indianapolis Star, also claimed on Twitter that he did not hear any gunshots. The rappers’ ongoing joint-headlining Vinyl Verse Summer tour, which concludes on September 2 in St. Louis, featured performances by Khalifa and Logic.
Khalifa’s representatives did not respond to Rolling Stone’s requests for comment. This summer’s mass panic at a music festival is the third instance of its kind. Three persons were hurt when hundreds of concertgoers fled the Lovers and Friends music festival in Las Vegas in May as a result of bogus claims of a “security crisis.” An 18-year-old security guard at Lollapalooza in Chicago created a mass shooting alert in August in an effort to get out of work early. Janya B. Williams, the woman who was detained, is accused of creating a false terrorism claim, which is a felony.
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