Pepper Spray Incident at Travis Scott’s Rome Concert Leaves Dozens Injured and Fans Needing Medical Attention

Pepper Spray Incident at Travis Scott’s Rome Concert Leaves Dozens Injured and Fans Needing Medical Attention

Concert-goers at Travis Scott’s performance in Rome experienced a distressing incident, resulting in numerous attendees requiring medical attention.

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The renowned 32-year-old artist held his Utopia tour at the Circus Maximus venue in the city.

Notably, rapper Kanye West, also known as Ye, made an unexpected appearance on stage during the event.

Regrettably, the gathering turned chaotic when an individual sprayed pepper spray into the crowd, leaving dozens of fans injured.

Rome’s civil protection department revealed that around 60 individuals needed medical treatment due to the incident, as reported by CNN.

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Teenager Hospitalized and Earthquake Concerns During the Chaos

Among the concert attendees, a teenager found himself hospitalized after a fall from a height of four meters.

The 14-year-old had attempted to evade security personnel at the venue in his eagerness to witness the concert, leading to the unfortunate incident.

Meanwhile, Italy’s fire service received numerous calls from concerned residents who mistakenly believed that an earthquake had struck the capital during the concert.

The cause of this widespread movement was attributed to tens of thousands of concert-goers enthusiastically jumping to the music, further amplified by Kanye West’s return to the stage after his controversial antisemitic comments.

Incident Amidst Travis Scott’s Tour and Ye’s Performance

Travis Scott’s Utopia tour had brought him to Rome for this eventful concert.

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The incident cast a shadow over the proceedings, prompting inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the pepper spray incident and the resulting injuries.

Despite the incident, Scott’s representative has yet to issue a statement in response to the situation.

Echoes of the Astroworld Disaster and Legal Outcomes

This recent incident transpired only weeks after Travis Scott managed to evade criminal charges linked to a tragic crowd crush that took place at the 2021 Astroworld disaster, an event where ten individuals lost their lives, and thousands were injured.

A grand jury in Texas decided not to pursue criminal charges against Scott and five others in relation to the incident.

The Harris County District Attorney, Kim Ogg, highlighted the exhaustive 19-month investigation into the Astroworld Festival tragedy, asserting that all efforts were made to arrive at an accurate understanding of the events.

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Scott’s attorney, Kent Schaffer, asserted that these findings vindicated his client’s lack of responsibility in the festival tragedy.

Furthermore, Schaffer urged the government to focus on preventing future tragic occurrences such as Astroworld.

The investigation centered on a fatal surge of fans at the Houston Astroworld event, where overcrowding led to a deadly panic during Scott’s headline performance.

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