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90 hospitalized for severe intoxication at Chance the Rapper show in Hartford

23 July 2017

Police said an "extraordinary number" of concert-goers were taken local hospitals Friday night.

Police officers also arrested several over fights.

Officers say excessive alcohol consumption was prevalent in surrounding lots.

According to police, on Friday night at the Xfinity Theater in Hartford, a Chance the Rapper concert was held with around 21,000 people in attendance.

Hartford Deputy Police Chief Brian Foley told the newspaper that a large portion of the people hospitalized were underage concertgoers who experienced "severe intoxication". They say that most of those charged with underage drinking were issued a "promise to appear" summons.

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In addition to the 50 underage drinking referrals, NBC Connecticut reported that medical staff transported more than 90 patients to hospitals.

Foley tweeted a warning during the concert, writing 'Parents: Did you drop your teen off at the concert tonight.

Officials are reminding parents and guardians to be aware of the circumstances when they're dropping youngsters off at the concert venue.

Other artists performing at the concert were Kyle, PnB Rock and ANoyd.

90 hospitalized for severe intoxication at Chance the Rapper show in Hartford