Monday, May 15, 2017

Rapper Travis Scott arrested for inciting a riot during concert in Arkansas privateofficer.com

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Rogers AR May 15 2017 Singer Travis Scott was reportedly arrested after he performed a show in Rogers, Arkansas, Saturday night.
According to TMZ, the concert ended with police taking Scott away. Officers reportedly met the 25-year-old Houston native as soon as he exited the stage.
Video from the concert last night shows Travis Scott thanking the fire marshals and security before he heads off stage. "All I want is peace and love," he says.
Scott was reportedly booked for disorderly conduct, endangering the welfare of a minor, and inciting a riot. He was released without bail around 11:30 p.m.
Following their initial report, TMZ added more information regarding what went down. According to a statement from Rogers Police Department, Scott "encouraged" fans in the back of the venue to get closer to the stage and bypass normal security protocols, which resulted in a handful of injuries, two of which were a security guard and a cop.
A source close to Scott said the rapper asked fans to get closer as he saw extra space upfront for general admission attendees, and had no intention of anyone getting injured.
Scott is known for creating a raucous environment at his concerts. In 2015, he was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct for getting the crowd a little too turnt at Lollapalooza in Chicago. Scott told the crowd to climb over a security barricade to reach the stage and a “stampede” ensued, injuring at least one concert-goer.

Things haven't gotten much calmer in the two years since then. A fan jumped from a second-floor balcony at a Scott show in New York City two weeks ago, and another jumped from a third-floor balcony and was injured as a result.

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