Alexandra Palace has taken to Twitter to clarify “inaccurate information” in regards to the amount of security staff present during a fan’s passing at a Bring Me The Horizon concert.
BMTH played the Alexandra Palace Nov. 30 where it was reported that a fan had died while attending the show.
Bring Me The Horizon took to Twitter to release a statement after hearing about the young fan’s death.
Words cannot express how horrified we are feeling this evening after hearing about the death of a young man at our show last night. Our hearts and deepest condolences go out to his family and loved ones at this terrible time. We will comment further in due course.
— Bring Me The Horizon (@bmthofficial) December 1, 2018
The venue released a statement the next day, confirming that a “medical incident” did occur.
A medical incident occurred at last night’s Bring Me The Horizon concert. Our thoughts and condolences are with the individual's family and we would like to express our deepest sympathy to them. We hope you can appreciate we cannot provide any further comment at this time.
— Alexandra Palace (@Yourallypally) December 1, 2018
Shortly after, BMTH fans began accusing the venue of having inadequate security staff for the 10,000 capacity venue.
there were 9 security guards at a 10k venue for a band that is KNOWN for rough crowds. 9 is not enough.
— christmas szn mak (@unspokensolace) December 1, 2018
fix your security situation. for a venue of yout size, the amount of secuirty was in no way enough. especially for a band that always has rough crowds.
— Merry Hannahmas????????☃️ (@kathrinwapeach) December 1, 2018
The venue took to Twitter today to “address inaccurate information” regarding staffing rumors:
“Following the above statement, we would like to clarify that this was a tragic medical incident and unrelated to the extensive security measures in place. However, we feel we must address inaccurate information. There were over 150 security personnel on site for the concert.”
Following the above statement, we would like to clarify that this was a tragic medical incident and unrelated to the extensive security measures in place. However, we feel we must address inaccurate information. There were over 150 security personnel on site for the concert.
— Alexandra Palace (@Yourallypally) December 2, 2018
A spokesperson for Alexandra Palace also told The Independent, “Alexandra Palace has an experienced events team with security and full medical team stationed throughout the site. We work closely with our local authority, licensing and the emergency services to ensure that regulations and requirements relating to the planning of an event are always executed to a high standard.”
A London Ambulance Service spokesperson tells Blabbermouth the first medic arrived at the Bring Me The Horizon show cwithin three minutes, and the fan died at the scene.
It is still unclear how the fan died, and no further information is available at this time.