October 27, 2017 Katie Gainer
The NYPD were called to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn for crowd control at a sold-out hip-hop concert last night after a group of fans without tickets stormed the venue. Police and security were able to disperse the crowd and lock the doors, but not before all ticket-holders could get in to the show.
Barclays Center spokeswoman Mandy Gutmann said that Power 105.1 Powerhouse Show was sold out Thursday night, but the unticketed fans tried to force their way in, according to CBS New York. The following video of the incident was posted to Twitter:
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“They closed the doors when I got there around 7:15, there was bottles being thrown and mace being sprayed everywhere,” ticketholder Pika Rodriguez told local news station 1010 WINS.
News reporter Glenn Schuck said there were no serious injuries, but that several people were escorted out by ambulance after being pepper spayed. ABC7 reports that EMS treated two people on-site for burns in their eyes.
Following the incident, no one else- including those who had tickets- was allowed in.
Took my kids to powerhouse only to find out Barclays shut it down. @djenvy ???
— Lisa (@ldp04) October 27, 2017
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Despite the chaos outside, the show featuring The Weeknd, Migos, French Montana, Lil Uzi Vert and Cardi B went on as scheduled.
A representative from the Barclays Center says that “for ticket holders whose tickets were not scanned, refunds will be available at the point of purchase.”