There are several reports that at least one person in the crowd was injecting people with “some kind of drug” during last night’s tragedy at the Astroworld Festival in Houston. An investigation is currently underway.
The chaotic event at Travis Scott’s concert at NRG Park resulted in the tragic deaths of at least 8 spectators (all under the age of 30) and “many more” were injured in the fray. The exact number of injuries is not clear at this time.
Rumors circulated online all day that several spectators claimed to have been injected with drugs. TMZ was the first to report the rumors on Saturday, but the first confirmation from officials that there had been any injection came at a press conference on Saturday afternoon.
Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said a security guard was stuck in the neck on Friday night as he tried to restrain a bystander.
“We have a report from a security guard, according to medical personnel who came out and treated him last night, that he was reaching out to restrain or grab a citizen and he felt a prick in his neck. When he was examined he lost consciousness, they administered Narcan, “Finner said at a press conference on Saturday afternoon.
“He was resuscitated and the medical staff noticed a sting similar to what you would get if someone tried to inject. That’s part of that.”
Houston Police said Narcan was administered to multiple spectators. Narcan is usually given to save someone from an overdose. Officials would not give more details on this while their investigation continues.
It’s unclear what caused the influx of crowds and the trampling incidents as the concert continued last night in Houston before finally coming to a screeching halt.
This is a developing story. We will have more details.
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