According to investigators probing the tragic events of Astroworld music festival that left at least nine people dead, no one was “stabbed with a syringe” at the event, a rumor reported without evidence and reiterated by police.
“He says he was struck in his head, he went unconscious, he woke up in the security tent,” said Houston Police Chief Troy Finner, who earlier told reporters of the syringe theory. “He says that no one injected drugs in him. So we want to clear that part up.”
Finner shot down the story today but helped perpetuate it on Saturday when he told reporters that a security staff member lost consciousness after feeling a pinprick in his neck.
TMZ was the first to report that a man with a needle injected festival-goers with unknown substances. Soon after, Police Chief Finner reiterated the theory to reporters on Saturday.
“I will tell you, one of the narratives was that some individual was injecting other people with drugs,” Finner said.
“We do have a report of a security officer, according to the medial staff, that was out and treated last night that he was reaching over to restrain or grab a citizen and he felt a prick in his neck.”
The investigation, which is being conducted by the Houston Police Department, could take weeks or months to complete, and in his opinion, it would not be necessary to move forward with an independent investigation.
This is due to concerns about potential conflicts of interest on the one hand, the police department deployed about 500 agents to the concert, and on the other hand, because of the relationship that Scott, who is from Houston, has with local residents. the authorities.
The police official denied these concerns, saying that he had only met the singer twice and that there was no “close relationship” between them.
Astroworld is a music festival created by Travis Scott in 2018.