FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — A Rogers police officer was injured, and Rapper Travis Scott was arrested after his concert at the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion on Saturday evening, authorities say.
His concert started at 8 p.m.
The Rogers Police Department said Scott encouraged people to rush the stage, bypassing security protocols. During the rush, several were injured, including an officer and a security guard.
Those injured were treated at Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas, police said.
A jailer with the Benton County Detention Center said he was booked in at 11:14 p.m. and released at 11:26 p.m. after being cited.
He faces charges of inciting a riot, endangering a minor and disorderly conduct, authorities said.
Melissa Thibodeaux posted on the Walmart AMP’s Facebook page and said she attended the concert and got hurt. She wrote people pushed her down and “walked all over her.” Thibodeaux claimed that went on for five minutes as she cried and screamed for people to stop.
The AMP released the following statement on the concert and subsequent arrest:
“The Walmart AMP takes patron security very seriously and has industry-standard security measures in place. We work hand-in-hand with our local law enforcement to provide a safe environment for both patrons and artists during our concerts.”
Video of the concert shot by KISS 105.3 FM Station Director Noel Sosa can be seen below: