Update 11:38 p.m. Ten people were transported to Mountainside Hospital in connection with tonight’s incident, all due to intoxication, according to hospital spokeswoman Natalie Thigpen. The patients, all between the ages of 18 and 24, included five males and five females, and none were in a life-threatening condition. The first patient arrived around 8:14 p.m.
Update 9:55 pm: The latest from BNN: “Bloomfield Ave & Seymour St at wellmont theater| A female with a human-bite will be transported from the scene.|
Update 9:47 pm: Sources have referred to this as a rave. We’re also hearing unconfirmed reports that some kids were taken to Mountainside Hospital for alcohol poisoning.
Downtown Montclair was mobbed with several thousand kids after police shut down a show at the Wellmont Theater. It took police about an hour to disperse the crowd, amid reports of drinking and even a human bite.
The scene erupted around 9 p.m. A tipster wrote to us at 9:03 pm: “There’s a lot of police activity, ambulances and big crowd outside the [Wellmont] theater shouting. Any idea what’s going on?”
At 9:02 p.m., BNN (breaking news network) referred to it as a “Mass Casualty Incident.”
NJ| Essex| Montclair| *Mass Casualty Incident*| Bloomfield Ave & Seymour St at wellmont theater| M/A EMS req’d to the staging area, and requesting fire official as well to the scene. Unk condition.| <C> BNN | BNNDESK/njeic | #472437
Debbie Galant reported from the scene:
100s of kids – scantily dressed – out on Seymour — some climbing up scaffolding and yelling . Concert was closed due to crowds is all I know. Lots of mutual aid
In addition to Montclair, police officers from Bloomfield, Nutley, Fairfield, Verona and Belleville were on the scene. But they wouldn’t give any more information other than it was too crowded and they had to close down. The Barstool Blackout Tour was happening tonight at the theater. It is called “The world’s largest blacklight party” and had sold out.
The Barstool Blackout Tour’s Facebook page describes the party as: “The worlds largest Blacklight Party. Touring the nation leaving nothing but a path of destruction in its wake. Lazers, Fog, Blacklights, Stroked and Everything that Glows right in your eyeball. An absolute orgy of sound and lights for all your senses.”