A safety guard working at Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival in Houston, the place not less than eight folks died and a whole bunch extra have been severely injured, was not in truth jabbed with a needle containing opioids, as was initially reported by authorities, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner mentioned at a information convention on Wednesday.
On Saturday, Finner informed reporters that medical workers had handled the guard with Narcan, a drug used to reverse the consequences of an opioid overdose, and mentioned that emergency responders had noticed what gave the impression to be a needle mark on the unnamed guard’s neck.
However Finner right this moment walked again that declare, saying that investigators managed to trace down the safety guard in query, who informed police that “nobody had injected medication in him.”
Opposite to earlier reviews, the guard mentioned he “was struck in his head,” based on Finner, after which the guard “went unconscious” and “awakened within the safety tent.”
A number of festival-goers who have been injured on the occasion, in addition to the households of the deceased, have filed lawsuits towards Scott and the pageant organizers, who they declare did not implement an ample security plan, didn’t correctly management the gang, and didn’t have ample medical workers or tools readily available.
A crowd surge that started shortly after Scott took the stage led to a crush of attendees that left eight folks lifeless, ranging in age from 14 to 27.