Injuries at Minn. Bow Wow Concert

By | October 27, 2002 at 12:00 AM

Several concert-goers suffered minor injuries Saturday night when a railing gave way at the Target Center during a performance by the rap artist Bow Wow.

About 10 people were taken by ambulance for treatment, said Reid Katzung, director of operations. The most serious complaints appeared to be of lower leg pain and of back pain, he said.

Four people were being treated for minor injuries at Hennepin County Medical Center late Saturday, a nursing supervisor said.

The railing – about 12 feet long and 5 feet off the arena floor – gave way as fans pressed forward when Bow Wow worked his way into the crowd about 10 p.m., near the end of his show, Katzung said.

The railing snapped in three places, causing fans to fall forward, Katzung said. Bow Wow was not hurt and resumed his performance from the stage.

Repairs will be made and other railings inspected before the Minnesota Timberwolves’ NBA season-opener Wednesday, Katzung said.

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