New York State Police confirm to NewsChannel 9 they are investigating several incidents happening near Chevy Court on the New York State Fairgrounds Sunday night, including fights.
A NewsChannel 9 photographer witnessed one fight and described the large crowd as “rowdy” with several people standing on the bleachers in Chevy Court. Several State Troopers were also seen at Chevy Court along with State Fair security personnel.
A Boogie wit da Hoodie was performing– his concert started at 8 p.m., but the crowds began to file in more than two hours ahead of show time.
An Onondaga County Dispatcher tells NewsChannel 9 several emergency units were dispatched to the Fairgrounds to assist NYSP.
A teen was sent to the hospital with a stab wound to the chest following one of several fights that night.
Just before 10 p.m., State Police also responded to a call regarding two women who fell through a glass area at a food stand during a fight.
A 20-year-old woman was treated at Upstate and released.
Before the A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie concert at Chevy Court, 30 teens stood on the roof of a restroom building at the rear of Chevy Court.
After the concert, State Police had to break up multiple fights near Chevy Court and the Midway.
“Everybody from Mick Jagger to Paul McCartney has had issues with their shows at some point in their lives and we’re diversifying the entertainment on Chevy Court to draw a different audience, draw younger people, and some of that is hip hop, some of that is new country, some of its classic rock,” said Troy Waffner, Acting NYS Fair Director.
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie drew an estimated 40,610 fans – a new record for concert attendance at Chevy Court, Waffner says.
According to WABC-TV, the hip-hop artist’s Saturday night concert in New Jersey was canceled as both police and concert organizers confirmed there were threats of violence.