Three people reported minor injuries and were transported to local hospitals Friday after riots broke out at an Indiana concert headlined by rappers Wiz Khalifa and Logic.
According to a facebook post from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, a riot broke out at the Ruoff Music Center in Noblesville (suburb of Indianapolis) on Friday night on the grassy section of the venue.
Authorities said “security personnel responded quickly” and “customers self-evacuated” after “the emergency action plan was initiated and followed, and all doors were opened, including non-public exits.” Police found no weapons at the scene after dispatching “multiple rapid response teams” and sweeping the area.
The sheriff’s office did not elaborate on the nature of the disturbance or the injuries sustained.
Live Nation, the concert promotion company that Ruoff owns and operates, released a statement Saturday thanking “staff and local authorities for acting quickly to support all attendees,” according to the Associated Press.
The Beverly Hills-based company’s safety and security practices have come under increasing scrutiny in the wake of the deaths at Astroworld, Once Upon a Time in LA and other events, according to a recent Times review of injury and death lawsuits. wrongful death, as well as interviews with security experts, Live Nation employees, and witnesses to concert tragedies.
Khalifa and Logic are currently on the final leg of their Vinyl Verse summer concert tour, which kicked off last month in Irvine and Los Angeles and wraps in St. Louis on Friday. Supporting acts joining the hip-hop stars on tour this summer include 24kGoldn, DJ Drama, Fedd the God, C Dot Castro, Rubi Rose and Berner.
On Sunday night, the “See You Again” hitmaker and “Homicide” artist will perform in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, before heading to Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and Clarkston, Michigan.