Summonses Issued, Arrests Made At First Of 4 Phish Shows At MSG
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Dozens of arrests were made at a Phish concert at Madison Square Garden over the weekend.
New York City police say 38 people were arrested and 85 were given summonses for drugs and other offenses at the first of four planned Phish concerts at Madison Square Garden.
The jam band played Saturday night, the first gig of a four-night stint.
Police say all but six of the people arrested faced misdemeanor charges. Nearly two dozen were given summonses for marijuana offenses and 61 were cited for having open containers of alcohol.
Arrest statistics for Sunday night’s performance weren’t immediately available. The band finishes up with a New Year’s Eve performance.
Last month, New Jersey police arrested 42 people during Phish shows at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall.
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 concertgoer – identified as Brent Wallace, 40, of Randolph, Vt. – also died after suffering a drug overdose at the Saratoga Springs concert.
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