Global Citizen Festival New York City 2018
False Alarm At Global Citizen Festival Triggers Stampede, Chaos
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A stampede triggered by a false alarm brought Saturday night’s Global Citizen Festival in Central Park to a sudden stop.
Thousands of people went running to get out of the park when concert goers thought they heard gunshots at the crowded event.
Barrier collapse at Global Citizen Festival leads to mass panic and injuries amid “stampede”
Coldplay’s Chris Martin was left to calm the situation at the event in New York City’s Central Park
Global Citizen Festival sued over ‘dangerous’ stampede in Central Park
A Central Park concert meant to raise global consciousness about poverty turned into a hellish stampede, a lawsuit charges.
Alison Goldberg, 47, says she was “trampled, pummeled, assaulted … due to stampede-like conditions” at the Global Citizen Festival on Sept. 29, 2018.
Thank you to all the Global Citizens who took action and joined us today. Our thoughts are with those who were injured or afraid after the barrier fell earlier this evening. We're grateful for the first responders who ensured everyone's safety and enabled the festival to go on. pic.twitter.com/K03VEpP8FJ— Global Citizen (@GlblCtzn) September 30, 2018
Thousands in Central Park panic after barrier collapse, fearing gunshots
NEW YORK — Fearing possible gunshots, it took only the collapse of a police barrier at a politically charged New York celebrity music show Saturday to send thousands of spectators fleeing in panic.
Chaos, stampede at Central Park concert after false alarm of gunshots
NEW YORK — Fearing possible gunshots, it took only the collapse of a police barrier at a politically charged New York celebrity music show Saturday to send thousands of spectators fleeing in panic. The NYPD has confirmed that the loud noise was actually a barrier near the stage that fell over, CBS New York reports.
Crowd Panic Over ‘Popping Bottle’ Mars Global Citizen Festival in NYC
Organizers say the NYPD has identified the triggering sound, which many mistook for gunfire, as “an attendee(s) stepping on and popping a drink bottle(s).”
Scary moment at the #GlobalCitizen Festival in NYC, live on @MSNBC: A fence barrier collapsed, the noise was startling, some attendees thought it sounded like gunshots, and there was a stampede. MSNBC cut to commercial, then came back and explained what happened. pic.twitter.com/SumPbM6GC5— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) September 30, 2018