More than 90 hospitalized after Chance the Rapper concert

News
Chance the Rapper_422668

FILE – In this July 7, 2017 file photo, Chance the Rapper performs on stage at the Wireless Festival in Finsbury Park, London. Police in Connecticut say more than 90 people were hospitalized during a concert featuring Chance the Rapper. Hartford Deputy Chief Brian Foley said Saturday, July 22 that officers made 50 underage drinking […]

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) β€” Police in Connecticut say more than 90 people were hospitalized during a concert featuring Chance the Rapper.

Authorities say many were taken to hospitals for excessive drinking.

Hartford Deputy Chief Brian Foley said Saturday that officers made 50 underage drinking referrals Friday at Hot 93.7β€²s Hot Jam concert at Xfinity Theatre. Most of those charged were issued a summons to appear in court. Several other arrests were made throughout the evening.

Police say the crowd was apparently made up of people in their late teens and early 20s. He says tailgating, partying and excessive alcohol consumption was β€œextremely prevalent.”

Foley says a large number of people hospitalized were underage attendees experiencing β€œsevere intoxication.”

Other artists performing at the concert were Kyle, PnB Rock and ANoyd.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Black and Blue Kickoff Live
Pro Football Challenge
Find A Job
wspa news app free for download choose your store below
download the wspa news app from the apple app store
download the wspa news app from the google play store

Trending Stories