TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Heat sickens 6 at Wiz Khalifa show; police get more calls for passed-out fans

Related Stories

Daily Photo Galleries

Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, 12:56 p.m.
 

Paramedics took six people to the hospital for heat-related issues during the Wiz Khalifa concert at Consol Energy Center, an EMS official said.

Heat problems are not uncommon at a concert, Pittsburgh EMS Division Chief Ron Romano said. Paramedics have transported more than 20 people at country singer Kenny Chesney's shows at Heinz Field, he noted.

“Six patients from a rap concert? That's not unexpected,” Romano said. “It's something you have to be prepared for.”

Police on Wednesday issued a summons charging one person with harassment, defiant trespass, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest outside the Uptown arena, spokeswoman Diane Richard said.

Five people were cited when police found them with alcohol in a car that smelled of marijuana smoke during a traffic stop, Richard said. Police increased patrols and added officers to the area for the concert, she said.

Khalifa, a Pittsburgh native honored this week by City Council, makes many references to marijuana in his songs and espouses the drug's use in interviews and on social media, including Twitter.

Officials ejected multiple people from the concert and received calls for people passed out from drinking, possible drug use and disorderly conduct, Richard said. Security officials at Consol handled the majority of the calls inside the stadium, she said, and referred further comment to them.

Jay Cooper, regional vice president of AEG Facilities, which manages the arena, did not return a message seeking comment.

Margaret Harding is a staff writerfor Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-380-8519 or mharding@tribweb.com.

 

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Ferrante defense’s opening statement points to wife’s symptoms
  2. Student arrested at Shaler High School in roundup of 35 Allegheny County drug dealers
  3. Starkey: Century mark beckons for Ben
  4. New movie studio coming to McKees Rocks
  5. Woman taken into custody for fatal stabbing of male companion in Duquesne
  6. Public’s help sought in identifying male remains found in Pittsburgh
  7. Steelers’ defense on pace for fewest sacks in 16-game season
  8. Tom Wolf to visit Leechburg on Saturday
  9. Cops: Washington County military surplus store sold stolen items
  10. Ex-judge in Philadelphia charged with bribery, conspiracy in sting case
  11. 3 men arrested on drug charges in Donora
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.