Police Say Astroworld Security Guard Was Pricked In The Neck By A Needle
The Houston PD’s Chief, Troy Finner, just confirmed what we’d been told … namely, that at least one person had been injected with something via needle — and there well may have been more.
Chief Finner said a security guard working the event felt a prick in his neck by an unknown assailant while he was trying to restrain a citizen — and he quickly fell unconscious. Finner says the guard was revived by use of NARCAN … and that medical personnel did, indeed, see something on his neck that indicated he’d been stabbed with a syringe.
Finner also said some people had been trampled, so it appears there was a mix of reasons why people were injured/passing out … and perhaps why some died. The total number of people who’ve passed away remains at 8, and autopsies are underway to determine the causes of death for each.
The mayor, Sylvester Turner, said something like this has never happened in Houston, and they will leave no stone left unturned to get to the bottom of how and why this occurred.
Live Nation and Travis Scott’s camp are cooperating with authorities, and the investigation continues. Houston PD called on the public’s help for those with legit information. One last thing … Houston authorities insist the concert was shut down in a timely manner — saying the first reports of people “going down” started around 9:30 PM, and that they closed up shop at around 10:10 PM … which they feel was efficient considering the circumstances
Houston authorities are about to further address the tragedy at Astroworld Friday in a press conference.
What many will be looking for here is whether there’s any evidence to suggest the 8 people who’ve died thus far might’ve been triggered into cardiac arrest via outside influence or a third party … namely, a would-be culprit who was allegedly going around and injecting folks with a syringe.
Of course, we’re also expecting an update on the body count … and whether it has risen since Friday night.
More disturbing videos are surfacing, which clearly show people were attempting to flag down festival personnel in any capacity to get them to stop the show … including one of the professional camera guys who was filming the action from afar.
Check out this footage … you see a girl climbing a ladder up to a platform where a photog is recording Travis’ set, presumably from somewhere far out in the crowd. She shouts, “There is somebody dying!” over and over again, and when she can’t get the cameraman’s attention, she climbs up and forces the issue.
The guy starts to panic, telling her to go back down, but she holds firm … insisting he get the word out that something was going on down below. A young man joins her to shout the same warning. Meanwhile, you can hear what sounds like Travis Scott continuing to perform.
Again, this just supports the notion that people were, indeed, trying to raise awareness of the scary situation to who they thought were the right people … but it’s unclear if this message was received by those who could actually do something on the drop of a dime, like halt everything.
Travis’s team tells us … “Travis stopped the show. He did see someone being carried out. He thought that person had passed out, as happens in concerts from dehydration or something similar.”
A new video appears to show Travis reacting to this situation and calling for help.
This is from another vantage point, but it seems to line up with the guy getting carried out. You hear Travis ask for security to jump in and help the man out … but he continues on singing.
More questions about the Astroworld tragedy in regards to what Travis Scott and festival organizers knew about what was going on down below, and when … which is even more so under a microscope now after a video shows Trav looking down onto the crowd, where an unconscious guy is being lifted up and carried out, seemingly in TS’s direct line of vision.
Check out the clip … you see Travis up on a rafter or elevated platform of some sort, singing to the crowd — while a lifeless, limp body is being carried off by security personnel. The clip makes it seem like this was right underneath Travis’ nose, and presumably something he could see. The caption reads “dead body” but we don’t know if this person was dead.
Of course, we also have no idea if Travis even saw this or not … although many online are claiming people in the crowd, including some who were near the front of the stage, were shouting at him to stop the show, as there were people falling unconscious in the audience.
We’ve reached out to Travis’s camp to ask specifically about this video … and whether he saw or heard any of this going on while he continued to perform. No word back yet.