At Least 5 Injured at Howard U. Homecoming Concert

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LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — D.C. Police say at least five people and two officers were injured when crowds rushed the gates during a homecoming concert at Howard University.

Police spokeswoman Gwendolyn Crump says the officers suffered minor injuries during the incident Friday afternoon. She says police have placed the situation under control.

Kerry-Ann Hamilton, a spokeswoman for the university, says four people were hurt and one was taken to a hospital.

Fire officials say they were called to the Howard campus around 4 p.m. A university spokeswoman says the concert resumed late Friday afternoon.

For the first time, organizers charged attendees for its annual concert known as YardFest, a move that received backlash. Friday’s concert included performances by artists including Big Sean, Juicy J and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. Tickets were $5.

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