Several Injured, Arrested Outside Howard U. Concert

A group tried to ram the gate of a Howard University homecoming concert in D.C. Friday afternoon, resulting in several injuries. 

D.C. Police responded to 6th Street and Howard Place NW just after 3 p.m. after several individuals tried to rush a gate into the YardFest concert, hosted by Howard University.

Seven people were injured, including two officers and one other person was hospitalized.

A video obtained by News4's Shomari Stone shows one woman jumping the gate outside the event, then tracked down by several police officers and slammed to the ground, later arresting her. 

Another video posted on social media shows a man being held down on the ground by several police officers.

Stone reported the individuals who tried to ram the gate were not Howard students and did not have tickets to the event.

For the first time this year, the university began charging $5 to the YardFest concert, which featured artists including Juicy J and A$AP Ferg. 

The concert continued as planned about an hour after the incident, and D.C. Police are working with campus police to provide more security through the weekend.


Instagram video used with permission.

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