Reports of a gun caused a brief panic at BottleRock Napa Valley’s Bai stage on Saturday, but the Napa Police Department says it was a minor disturbance and no weapon was involved.
According to witnesses someone appeared to be trying to get backstage during Madison Beer’s performance, prompting security to clear the stage. Shouts of “Gun!” caused the crowd to rush away, but according to Napa PD and a BottleRock spokesperson that initial report was unfounded.
No injuries were reported and the person responsible was at first detained and then permanently ejected from the festival. The BottleRock spokesman said there was no further threat to festivalgoers once the man was removed.
The performance resumed about five minutes after the incident and fans, who had largely cleared the area, returned to the stage. No injuries were reported, either from the initial report, nor from the rush to clear the area.
— Sandy Kroeger (@Sandy_Kroeger) May 26, 2019
someone pulled out a FREAKING GUN during madison beer’s concert and pointed at her and no one is talking about it… things like this happen all the time and seeing no one doing something against it makes me sick. instead of banning abortions, BAN GUNS! pic.twitter.com/irSBXWDJEF
— 𝐚𝐝𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐚 (@wifeyhails) May 26, 2019