The CBGB Festival at Webster Hall in NYC turned violent Friday night when founding bassist of the Co-Mags, Harley Flanagan took out a knife in the VIP balcony area.
According to the New York Post, the attack occurred around 8:30 P.M. after Vision of Disorder ended their set. It's being reported that Flanagan, who is accused of starting the brawl, attacked the current bassist of Cro-Mags.
Two men were victims of the attack, it is said that both were stabbed and bitten. The wounds were not life threatening, but both victims were taken to Bellevue Hospital.
Police and security were able to arrest Flanagan after a struggle. The former bassist, who played with the Cro-Mags from 1981 to 993, and then again from 1999 to 2002, practices Jiu-Jitsu. Bowery Boogie explained that it took "so many burly dudes to subdue him."
Webster Hall cancelled the rest of the show after the brawl.
CBGB Festival officials released the following statement:
We are saddened to learn about the events that occurred last night at Webster Hall. Our primary concern is always the safety and experience of New Yorkers, music fans and the general public. Naturally we will fully cooperate with law enforcement while hoping for the speedy recovery of those injured.
Live music can be incredibly uplifting, empowering and positive. We don't feel the actions of one person should overshadow four amazing days and nights of events that include today's historic and unprecedented free concerts in Times Square and Central Park.
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