At least three people were trampled and injured on Saturday after a stampede broke out at Travis Scott‘s Astroworld Festival in Houston, police reported.
As floods of fans ran to enter the festival when the gates opened at noon, three people were knocked down and later transported to the local Memorial Hermann hospital with minor leg injuries, KTRK reported.
Scott, 28, documented the scene on Instagram, showing the crowds of people attempting to jump over the gates and sprint into NRG Park.
“A YOUTH DEM CONTROL THE FREQUENCY. EVERYONE HAVE FUN. RAGERS SET TONE WHEN I COME OUT TONIGHT. BE SAFE RAGE HARD. AHHHHHHHHHHH,” the artist captioned the post.
In a since-deleted tweet, the Houston Police Department had reported that the event was understaffed, as the promoters didn’t plan for such large crowds.
We are successfully working together to support Houston's biggest music festival @astroworldfest at @nrgpark and collaborating closely with the festival to ensure the public safety of everyone attending the event. We look forward to a memorable night. #hounews
— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) November 9, 2019
Now, they’re saying that everything’s going off without a hitch as they work together with Astroworld organizers to ensure public safety.