Hamilton Audience Members Flee Theatre in “Mass Panic” Over Fears of Gunman

Three people were injured Friday night when panicked audience members “self-evacuated” during a performance of the musical “Hamilton” in San Francisco, police said. A woman in the audience had a medical emergency during the scene in which Hamilton is shot on stage, said Joseph Tomlinson, public information officer for the San Francisco police.

Audience members mistakenly thought there was a real-life shooting and rushed the exits, he said. Someone in the audience shouted, “Gun!” Police said. A woman was having a heart attack at the time and someone in the theater thought she had been shot. In the chaos, some people jumped into police cars.


Source: Medical emergency sparks panic, fear of shooter at ‘Hamilton’ show in San Francisco – ABC News

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