A spokesperson for the San Francisco Police Department confirmed to KPIX 5 on Monday that around 8:55 p.m., police had been alerted to someone in need of medical assistance. When officers arrived, they found a man with injuries from a possible fall.
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Police said there was no evidence of foul play. The chief medical examiner’s office has been called to the scene and the death investigation is ongoing.
There have been reports on Reddit that witnesses said the first person who fell from the top level landed on their head with enough force to break the seat they hit. They also described staff trying to quickly clean the blood from the victim’s wounds as police questioned concert attendees about the incident.
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“It’s so lucky that no one other than him was hurt,” the post read. “The sound and the scene were amazing and horrible. “
Less than an hour later, at 9:45 p.m., officers and medics responded to another fall in the arena. In this incident, an adult male who fell along with another client who was struck by the falling man was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. According to officers, there was no sign of a criminal offense associated with the incident.
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KPIX 5 has reached out to officials at the Chase Center arena for comment.