New Jersey State Police Gear Up And Use Tear Gas And Pepper Spray Against The Crowd Of The Hot 97 Summer Jam
New Jersey State Police Gear Up And Use Tear Gas And
Pepper Spray Against The Crowd Of The Hot 97 Summer Jam
|Hot 97 Summer Jam|
The disruption began when tickets were sold out and some attempted to climb the stadium’s gate to enter the festival.
The gate was eventually shut down around 7 p.m. and some ticketholders were not allowed entry.
This caused a stir as individuals who paid up to $600 each for a ticket became furious over the gate being shut down.
Hundreds of police officers in riot gear arrived at the stadium and pepper sprayed the crowd that gathered outside.
They also used a sound generator to produce a screeching sound to irritate those in the vicinity of the noise. Some attendees threw trash and other debris at officers.
There were numerous arrests, and the outside of MetLife Stadium was littered with trash and overturned garbage cans.
Artists Kendrick Lamar, Chris Brown, Trey Songz and Big Sean were all scheduled to play at the event, billed as "the hottest hip hop event of the year."