New Jersey State Police & Hot 97 Release Statements Following Tear Gas & Arrests At Summer Jam (VIDEO)


(AllHipHop News) New York City radio station Hot 97 held its annual Summer Jam concert last night (June 7). The 2015 edition of the Hip Hop event was partially overshadowed by several arrests made outside MetLife Stadium.

According to reports, some people began throwing bottles at New Jersey State Police after concert goers were blocked from entering the stadium. Police responded with tear gas.

The State Police issued the following statement yesterday.

This evening, security personnel at one of the entrance gates to MetLife Stadium were confronted by crowds attempting to illegally enter the sold out Summer Jam concert by climbing over fences and forcing their way through security personnel. The gates have been shut and troopers on site have called for assistance from several nearby stations to help maintain order. Troopers and stadium security officials are insisting that all people outside of the gates depart the MetLife grounds to avoid congestion when the concert lets out. There is no number of arrests available at this time.

Hot 97 also responded to the incident on Twitter.

Watch video from outside MetLife Stadium and ABC 7’s report on Summer Jam below.