Medical emergency causes chaos during Hamilton performance

Bay Area

A performance of “Hamilton” in San Francisco was interrupted on Friday night following a medical emergency.

In just minutes, the audience members rushed to the exits at the Orpheum Theatre.

Police say a woman suffered a medical emergency during the performance just as gunfire was heard during the duel scene of the play onstage.

Some in the audience mistakenly tied the events together, leading to the confusion and “self-evacuation.”

Police say four people were injured.

“And in the crowd fleeing, a few people fell down and got hurt, and one person had a heart attack and she went to the hospital,” said Captain Renee Pagano.

The show did not go on following those chaotic moments.



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