As impatient fans awaited entry into Hot 97 Summer Jam, a riot erupted which resulted in the deployment of state police and their eventual use of teargas grenades. The event was hosted at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Fans were seen throwing bottles at the law enforcement authorities, who were readily equipped with riot gear. At least one New Jersey state trooper was injured during the small riot, with an undisclosed amount reported among the guests. Take a look below for some of the footage, supplied through various social media channels from attendees.
BREAKING VIDEO: Riots break out at MetLife Stadium at Summer Jam event. Video Via: @joetorious_ Instagram pic.twitter.com/386xQi3nJ1
— N. Jerzy Fire Alert (@NJerzyFireAlert) June 8, 2015
In case you didn’t think there was still race issues I was tear gassed at MetLife pic.twitter.com/xyVMRmKVTS
— MARZIPAN (@earth_to_marz) June 8, 2015
— Chris Jordan (@ChrisFHJordan) June 8, 2015
Police RIGHT NOW outside of Hot 97 Summer Jam…. pic.twitter.com/JKHGOZRCAq
— DJ Akademiks (@IamAkademiks) June 8, 2015