Houston police chief 'expressed concern' to Travis Scott, head of security prior to Astroworld performance
HOUSTON - Houston’s police chief says he expressed concerns about safety to Travis Scott before the rapper performed at a sold-out music festival where eight people were killed in a crush of fans.
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Chief Troy Finner on Monday described the meeting as brief and respectful but did not elaborate on any specific safety concerns at the Astroworld festival.
His department has launched a criminal investigation into what went wrong Friday night when the crowd pushed forward as Scott took to the stage.
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Concert promoter Live Nation says it has provided authorities with all footage from surveillance cameras.
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Some 50,000 people attended the festival.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.