Two People Were Stabbed At A Punk Show After Merch Stand Argument

10 August 2017, 11:14

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James Wilson-Taylor

By James Wilson-Taylor

The Chicago concert featured Rancid and Dropkick Murphys with police now questioning the suspected attacker.

Sad news out of Chicago as two punk fans were stabbed at a joint show by the bands Rancid and Dropkick Murphys last night (August 9th).

NBC Chicago reports that "the two victims were arguing with their attacker in a bar area that 'spilled out into the venue' about 9:20 p.m". A 29 year old man was stabbed in the neck and face and a woman was stabbed in the stomach at the Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island.

According to venue staff, the two men began fighting around the merch stand area while they waited in line. Security measures had been in place at the venue, including metal detectors and bag checks, but they clearly missed the knife used by the attacker.

Both victims were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and are now stable, while the suspected attacker has been taken into custody with charges pending.

The show had been part of the two bands co-headlining 'From Boston To Berkeley' tour. Rancid were most recently seen on UK shores supporting Green Day on their Revolution Radio dates.