Rolling Loud, the world’s largest hip-hop festival, kicked off yesterday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Florida. Unfortunately, the festival was marred by an intense drama on day 1. Reports started to flood in of a panic caused by an active shooter false alarm.
Fans at the festival ran for safety after hearing loud bangs, with some climbing fences and sustaining minor injuries in the rush to escape. Rolling Loud since took to Twitter to announce that local police have confirmed the incident was indeed a false alarm.
There was a false alarm of an incident on site that caused people to panic. The situation has been confirm by police as a false alarm. The show is proceeding as planned with slight delays. Thank you for your patience.
— Rolling Loud (@RollingLoud) May 11, 2019
Police nor Rolling Loud have issued a statement saying what initially caused the panic or what the loud noises were. While the festival assured those who evacuated could return, the intense moments startled thousands of fans.
Various moments of the panic were captured by various festival goers on Twitter. Check out some of the tweets below:
— Anjaleca (@Anjaleca_) May 11, 2019
Security in bullet proof vests yelled for me to run. Anyone in their right mind near where the situation occurred got the hell out of there. Re-entrance doesn’t make up for the pure terror of potentially being involved in a shooting.
— tori adams (@toriadams3) May 11, 2019
— Sammy Donado (@SammyDonado) May 11, 2019
— LIL BRAT 👿💪🏽 (@xSylii) May 11, 2019
As more reports about the incident become available we will update this article.
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