More details are emerging following the death of eight people at Astroworld Festival on Friday night.
Houston Police Chief Troy Finner has now confirmed that a security guard was pricked by a potential opioid needle by an unknown individual.
The security guard fell unconscious after feeling the prick and was revived by medics with Narcan.
“We do have a report of a security officer, according to the medical staff that treated him last night, that he was reaching over to restrain or grab a citizen and he felt a prick in his neck.”
Houston Police Chief Troy Finner confirms that during the Astroworld Festival in Houston a member of security passed out after appearing to be injected in the neck by a concert-goer.
He added that the security officer was revived with Narcan.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) November 6, 2021
TMZ are reporting that fatalities at the festival may have been caused by a person injecting people with a syringe, causing a cardiac arrest. Police are currently unable to confirm nor deny this.
Young fans have been sharing their experiences from the festival.
The youngest victim of the tragedy was just 14-years-old it has today been confirmed.
Hamad Al Barrak, a 19-year-old music fan, was at the festival and has described the horrifying scenes in an interview with Reuters.
“There were just too many people. We were all pressed together. You felt like you couldn’t breathe.”
I SCREAMED FOR HELP SO MANY TIMES, ALERTED SECURITY, ASKED EVERYONE IN THE CROWD IF THERE WAS ANYONE WHO WAS CPR CERTIFIED. EVERY CALL WENT UNANSWERED. I WAS TOLD, ‘WE ALREADY KNOW, AND WE CAN’T DO ANYTHING TO STOP THE SHOW, THEY’RE STREAMING LIVE’. DISGUSTING. #ASTROWORLDFEST.
Festival-goers have been posting about their attempts to bring a stop to Travis Scott’s performance in order to try and get the crowd surge under control.
One video shows a young girl begging staff to stop the show because ‘someone had died’, and her desperate pleas seem to fall on deaf ears.
Here are some other witness accounts from the festival:
CW: Extremely detailed and disturbing firsthand account of what happened at the Travis Scott concert/Astroworld in Houston where 8 people died and hundreds were injured. Including alleged negligence by concert staff. Credit: SeannaFaith, IG. pic.twitter.com/tc4F17gM36
— Jenn Dize 👩🏻💻Flint CORRUPTION | see pinned 🐦 (@jennelizabethj) November 6, 2021
Videos show people dancing on top of the emergency vehicles while they were trying to get unconscious people out of the crowd at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival. https://t.co/VSyQc9toYr
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) November 6, 2021
— MikeyDub (@ReplyKimg) November 6, 2021
— Eric Daniels (@azdaniels) November 6, 2021
Our thoughts are with all affected by the Astroworld tragedy.