200 Teenagers Stampede Stage At Park Concert


NEW YORK (UPI)—Three persons were injured and two were arrested early today when a teen-age audience at a folk rock concert suddenly charged the stage.
Police said about 200 teenagers in a capacity audience of 10,000 listening to a group called “The Doors” began breaking up the wooden chairs at the Singer Bowl in Flushing Meadows Park, Queens.
As the group was completing its last two numbers the teenagers ran fro the stage, forcing the musicians to retreat, leaving their equipment behind. A witness said students armed with pieces of chair began smashing the equipment on stage before guards could stop them.
One teen-ager was arrested when he punched and kicked a patrolman, police said. The youth was treated at a hospital for a cut on his head.
Two girls were treated at the hospital for minor injuries and another person arrested.