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
It was a scary few moments last night at a concert in New York City. The crowd began to run from the stage when they thought they heard gunfire. Turns out it wasn’t shots fired. A barrier fell. Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin and NYPD Assistant Chief Kathleen O’Reilly came to the microphone to reassure everyone there was no danger.
A falling grate sounded like a gunshot at #globalcitizen in Central Park and people ran from the park in a panic. There's hundreds of lost shoes all over the place. I showed up after as people were leaving and crying. pic.twitter.com/lvudBGX0LQ— Jeremy Berman (@Jeremy_A_Berman) September 30, 2018
Tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of the tragic events in Las Vegas as gunfire shattered the lives of so many at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. Those awful sounds and images will always be in our mind at big events like this, but fortunately security teams at concerts, sporting events and other large gatherings have stepped up their efforts to avoid something like that from ever happening again.