Dozens arrested and hospitalized at Chance rap concert

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Chance the Rapper appeared at an event Friday in Connecticut, which resulted in 50 underage drinking referrals, as well 90 hospitalizations.

The Hartford PD was at the event, enforcing underage drinking laws. Hartford Deputy Chief Brian Foley said the underage drinkers were issued a summons to appear in court, and several others were also arrested Friday evening.

Foley reports that the crowd included many older teens and some in their early 20’s. Alcohol consumption was “extremely prevalent” as the concert goers partied before and during the event.

Many of those taken to hospitals were treated for excessive drinking, according to authorities. Foley says many were underage attendees, suffering from “severe intoxication.”

Chance was performing at the Xfinity Theatre, along with Kyle, PnB Rock and ANoyd, for a crowd that included approximately 21,000 people, according to police.  The event was partly sponsored by an “Underage Drinking Enforcement” grant by the state Department of Transportation.

The video below was taken by Foley, who included a message to parents when he tweeted it out. It read: “Parents: Did you drop your teen off at the concert tonight. This is what it looks like. & HPD is enforcing underage drinking in the lots.”

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