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EAST RUTHERFORD — There was trouble at MetLife Stadium when police say people tried to get into the sold out Hot 97 Summer Jam Concert Sunday night.
So far there have been several arrests, and concert-goers say tear gas was used, causing people to scatter.
There were many outbursts of conflict, as New Jersey State Police tried to keep the stadium peaceful and concertgoers grew increasingly frustrated and angry.
WABC-TV Eyewitness News spoke with several concertgoers who paid a lot of money only to wait outside the gate all night and never be allowed inside to see artists like Chris Brown.
Niemi Hendrix said he spent more than $1,000 to be a part of the concert. He came at 3 p.m. for tailgating, which was fine, but when he tried to get inside at 8 p.m., that’s when he was denied.
Hot 97 said on Facebook Sunday night that for those whose Summer Jam tickets were not scanned, refunds will be offered at point of purchase.
Authorities have not said how many have been arrested or injured.
New Jersey State Police released a statement Sunday night saying: “This evening, security personnel at one of the entrance gates to MetLife Stadium were confronted by crowds attempting to illegally enter the sold out Summer Jam concert by climbing over fences and forcing their way through security personnel. The gates have been shut and troopers on site have called for assistance from several nearby stations to help maintain order.Troopers and stadium security officials are insisting that all people outside of the gates depart the MetLife grounds to avoid congestion when the concert lets out. There is no number of arrests available at this time.”
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