Report: Dozens Of Arrests Outside MSG Phish Concert
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Arrests outside a Phish concert at Madison Square Garden this weekend numbered in the dozens, according to a published report.
The concert was held Saturday night at the stadium. A source told DNAInfo the number of arrests approached 60, although an NYPD spokesman would only tell the publication there were more arrests than usual around the stadium and the surrounding Midtown South Precinct.
The source told the publication the number of arrests was significantly more than usual.
The publication said the nature of the charges against those arrested was not clear, but recent Phish concerts in Atlantic City resulted in 42 arrests ranging from drug distribution and possession, imitation drug deals and prostitution.
The source noted to the publication Madison Square Garden also draws numerous counterfeit ticket sellers.
In upstate Saratoga Springs this past summer, more than 80 people were arrested during three days of Phish concerts at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, according to a Times Union report.
State Park Police told the newspaper most of the arrests at the Saratoga Springs concert were drug-related – and 32 of them resulted in felony charges. One concert patron – identified as Brent Wallace, 40, of Randolph, Vt. — also died after suffering a drug overdose at the Saratoga Springs concert.
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