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A opening of a strike low-pitched “Hamilton” finished with 3 injuries Friday night after the audience “self-evacuated” following a medical shock in San Francisco.
San Francisco Police officer Joseph Tomlinson told USA TODAY that a lady suffered a medical puncture during a theatre where Founding Father Alexander Hamilton is shot on stage, incorrectly sparking mass violence of a sharpened among assembly members.
“A woman had some form of medical emergency,” Tomlinson said. “At a same time their was gunfire during a opening during ‘Hamilton’ and a assembly connected a two…and started ‘self evacuating.'”
“An (Automated External Defibrillator) was pulled that also triggered an alarm,” the San Francisco Fire Department added. “This resulted (in) confusion, and an un-organized fast exit of a theater.”
Videos posted to amicable media uncover people frantically pier out of the Orpheum Theatre as armed officers responded to a scene. The “Hamilton” expel was also evacuated, call a round of acclaim once they were means to lapse to a theater.
However, a uncover did not continue.
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The San Francisco Fire Department said three people compulsory hospitalization as a outcome of a panic – one with a damaged leg and dual with “moderate injuries.” The lady whose medical puncture triggered a difficulty was also rushed to a hospital with “life-threatening injuries,” Tomlinson told USA TODAY.
“The strange studious who compulsory an AED had a lapse of pulses with CPR and paramedic and stays in vicious condition,” a department’s central criticism tweeted.
The theater’s Twitter criticism explained a incident: “During a medical eventuality during a SHN Orpheum Theatre this dusk an assembly member activated a theater’s glow lift station. The assembly and expel followed a life/safety system’s involuntary proclamation and exited a theater.”
Many patrons, however, challenged Orpheum Theatre’s chronicle of a story and slammed a miss of custom and assistance during a scattered chaos.
“I was in a patio with my 6 and 9 year old,” user Laura Lasnier tweeted. “There was positively NO announcement. There was mass disharmony and positively no support and instruction from SHN staff. Extremely unhappy in how a eventuality was handled.”
I was in a patio with my 6 and 9 year old. There was positively NO announcement. There was mass disharmony and positively no support and instruction from SHN staff. Extremely unhappy in how a eventuality was handled.
— Laura Lasnier (@LLasnier) February 16, 2019
User @giuliacss agreed.
“Disappointed and undone for going by ruin on a night that was meant to be extraordinary since of a miss of custom and organization,” she tweeted.
I spoke to a staff member outward Orpheum after a occurrence and they did not what happened. Disappointed and undone for going by ruin on a night that was meant to be extraordinary since of a miss of custom and organization
— giulia (@giuliacss) February 16, 2019
Kenneth Mah called a theater’s chronicle of a story “false.” “There was no announcement. There was disharmony causing assembly to respond as if there was a mass shooting. (Fire and police) responded as if there was such an conflict not a medical puncture only.”
USA TODAY reached out to a Orpheum Theatre for comment.
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