Police Confirm Security Guard Was Pricked Unconscious By Needle at Astroworld

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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.

He confirmed:

“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.”

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.

Barrak said:

“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.

@unleashthetea

STOP THE SHOW 🛑✋ #TRUTHSocial #TheTruthSocial #DonaldTrump #astroworldfestival2021 #astroworldfest #astrofest #stoptheshow #TravisScott #USA #fyp #TS

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Here are some other witness accounts from the festival:

Our thoughts are with all affected by the Astroworld tragedy.

 

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