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Kenny Chesney concert leads to 73 arrests, citations

By Mason White 11:01 AM June 25, 2013
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By: John Roberts
(Scroll down for video) Kenny Chesney is a popular country singer, and many people attend his concerts.

For many people, things did not end well. At one concert, some were taken away in police handcuffs, while others received citations.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania police said that 73 people were arrested and/or received citations before and during the concert at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. People waited for about 12 hours for the popular Kenny Chesney concert causing some people to get sick, dehydrated and restless.

A police spokesperson said that officers responded to “at least 10 big fights”. Many people were reportedly arrested at the concert for crimes such as assault, disorderly conduct, public urination, public intoxication and possession of marijuana, among other charges.

According to police, 45 people were transported to medical centers and 150 people were treated at the scene. Although, 73 people had run-ins with the cops, it was a small percent of the concert goers, as Chesney’s annual stop in Pittsburgh for his concert tour attracts tens of thousands of people.

Cleaning the area after the concert was no easy feat .”You’re looking at probably 60,000 pounds of trash,” Leroy Stotler, owner of Three Rivers Power Sweep said.
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