INDIANAPOLIS — A man was injured on Tuesday after falling from the upper level of Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis during a concert by heavy metal band Mötley Crüe, authorities said.
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According to a report from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, “an intoxicated man tripped over the railing at Lucas Oil Stadium,” at approximately 10 p.m. EDT and was taken to an area hospital in a “state steady”, the Indianapolis Star reported.
Mötley Crüe took the stage 30 minutes early on the band’s 25th stage North American tour.
A man was injured on Tuesday night after apparently falling from an upper level of Lucas Oil Stadium during the Mötley Crüe performance, police said. https://t.co/K68ShTyW7c
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On Wednesday, public information officer Samone Burris said the man was ‘awake and breathing’ when police joined him at the concert,” the reporter said. Star reported.
“Additional information I received is that the adult male was extremely intoxicated and leaned over the railing, at which point he fell,” Burris told reporters.
Monica Whitfield Brase, spokeswoman for the stadium and the Indiana Convention Center, said officials “are aware” of the man’s injuries.
“Although we don’t know the extent of the person’s injuries, the individual appeared to communicate with paramedics at the scene before leaving the stadium,” Brase said in a statement. “At this time, we do not believe that any other guests or stadium employees were involved in the incident.”
Shawn Graves, who attended the concert, said he watched the man “all night” and said he tripped while trying to climb the stairs to the upper level, WXIN-TV reported. The man fell about 30 feet, according to the television station.
“It was a journey – it was definitely traumatic,” Graves said. WXIN. “He wasn’t moving. I thought he was dead.
“We saw a character, at first we didn’t think it was a person, we thought they were throwing volleyballs and different stuff around the crowd,” said Steven Neeley, who also attended. concert. WTHR-TV. “But when you heard the thump twice, then we knew it was a person.
“You could hear the audible gasps over the music.”
Mötley Crüe has toured with Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, according to the band website.
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