A taking pictures at Musikfest in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on Saturday resulted in a chaotic scene that noticed a number of attendees get trampled.
As The Morning Name experiences, legislation enforcement, together with FBI brokers, arrived on the competition at round 11:00 p.m. native time after the taking pictures precipitated what witnesses described as a stampede. “I noticed lots of people falling and get stepped on,” one individual wrote on Fb. “I helped a younger man who’s palms have been bleeding fairly unhealthy and couldn’t catch his breath (he’s okay).”
Police described the taking pictures as an remoted incident, and Bethlehem Police Chief Michelle Kott stated the competition was shut down as a security precaution. “Legislation enforcement is on web site and answerable for the state of affairs,” Kott stated. “There isn’t a identified persevering with risk to the general public.”
Musikfest is scheduled to renew on Sunday, August 14th. This 12 months’s lineup included performances from the likes of Willie Nelson, Counting Crows, Disturbed, and Ziggy Marley, amongst others.
The Musikfest taking pictures is one in every of a mounting variety of occasions struck by violence. Seven folks have been killed and dozens extra have been injured after a gunman opened hearth at a Highland Park, Illinois Fourth of July parade, and whereas nobody was severely injured, the air of enjoyable and catharsis was dampened at a latest Dua Lipa live performance when unauthorized fireworks went off within the crowd.
SHOOTING AT MUSIKFEST.
Witnesses say they heard a single shot on the competition earlier than 11pm at Major and Lehigh Streets, sending folks right into a panic. Bethlehem Metropolis Police and the FBI have been on the scene in seconds. The taking pictures despatched patrons right into a panic, operating for security @6abc pic.twitter.com/bPKziloPhm
— Beccah Hendrickson (@Beccah6abc) August 14, 2022