Houston Police Chief Troy Finner communicated this Saturday that at least one person was pricked in the neck with what appears to be a needle when the stampede broke out during the Astroworld music festival this Friday, which left eight dead and more than 300 injured.
“We have a report from a security officer, according to the medical personnel who attended him last night, who approached to immobilize or grab a citizen and felt a prick in the neck“Finner said during a press conference, adding that the guard was left unconscious while being examined and was resuscitated with the administration of Narcan, a drug used in case of opiate overdose, informs New York Post. It was then that the doctors detected a mark consistent with that of an injection.
During the same press conference, Fire Chief Samuel Peña confirmed that Narcan was also supplied to resuscitate other Travis Scott concert attendees. “We know there were several, many, cases where they did administer Narcan at the site,” Peña said.
For his part, Finner went on to communicate that, given the new details about the case, “this is now a criminal investigation that will involve our homicide division, as well as narcotics. “Currently, the department is awaiting autopsy reports on victims, whose ages range between 14 and 27 years old, to be able to determine with certainty the cause of their deaths.
Likewise, the authorities commented that at least 11 of the 25 hospitalized people suffered a cardiac arrest, 13 remained hospitalized on Saturday night, including five minors under 18 and at least one 10 years old. The nature of his injuries was not specified during the remarks, but Finner mentioned that many festival goers were trampled when the stampede started.
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