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Kansas City shooting live updates: Police say ‘dispute between several people’ led to gunfire at Chiefs Super Bowl parade

3 people, including 2 juveniles, were detained in connection with the shooting near Union Station that left 22 injured, police say.

Dylan Stableford, Kate Murphy and Chanelle Chandler

Updated Thu, February 15, 2024

One person was killed and 22 others were injured in a mass shooting that erupted outside Kansas City’s Union Station Wednesday at the conclusion of the Super Bowl victory parade for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Three people, including two juveniles, were detained in connection with the shooting. Kansas City Police Chief Stacey Graves said Thursday that a preliminary investigation revealed a “dispute between several people” led to gunfire, adding that the motive is still “actively being investigated.”

It’s unclear whether those arrested following the shooting will be charged with a crime. At Thursday morning’s press conference Graves told reporters that police had yet to file charges, noting “This is still under investigation. We do have 24 hours until we either have to file charges or release them.”

Three people, including two juveniles, were detained in connection with Wednesday’s shooting near Union Station in Kansas City, Mo., at the end of the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl celebration, official said.

At Thursday’s press conference, Kansas City Police Chief Stacey Graves acknowledged that her office has 24 hours from the time they were taken into custody to charge or release them.

Graves said that it remains an active investigation and urged anyone with information or evidence, including video footage of the incident, to contact police.

WM Phoenix Open fans take to social media over pause on entry and stoppage of alcohol sales

WM Phoenix Open fans take to social media over pause on entry and stoppage of alcohol sales

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Entry into the WM Phoenix Open was paused on Saturday afternoon due to “larger than usual crowds,” Scottsdale Police said.

The Thunderbirds blamed wet weather for creating wet and soggy conditions leading to the crowds, saying, “This pushed patrons who would normally congregate in those areas into high-foot-traffic areas causing severe congestion at key points on event grounds including the entrance and exit.”

Nevertheless, fans chose to air their grievances on social media.

Organizers announced entrance closures and a stoppage of the shuttle service to the event at 2:05 p.m. Alcohol sales in some locations were also put on pause, Scottsdale Police said.

“Due to the larger than usual crowds, alcohol sales were stopped at certain locations by SPD to encourage people to move to open areas on the course,” Scottsdale PD explained.

Scottsdale Police say by not allowing more fans into the event, people will begin to move around or exit to make room for others.

“This has been done in previous years when there are larger than usual crowds,” police said.

The shuttle service back to the parking lots is still operating.

WM Phoenix Open: Fans upset over closed entrances

‘We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience’

The Thunderbirds released a statement on what happened Saturday, saying in full:

“As an organization, our fans and their safety is our top priority.

Due to steady rainfall in Scottsdale this week that created deteriorating course conditions, we unfortunately had to close the gates at the tournament entrance and stop allowing fans to enter the golf course on Saturday afternoon.

The stadium-style course layout at TPC Scottsdale which features large banks for crowds to stand and sit, were soggy and unusable. This pushed patrons who would normally congregate in those areas into high-foot-traffic areas causing severe congestion at key points on event grounds including the entrance and exit.

After consulting with event partners and officials, we made the decision to temporarily close the tournament entrance to alleviate crowding in those areas in the interest of public safety.

We know that fans with Saturday tickets were turned away. The Thunderbirds as an organization are gathering more details and discussing options on how to remedy their concerns.

To the greatest fans in golf, we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused as we always strive to create the best event possible.”

Fans react

Fans, however, are taking to social media to air grievances over the management of the event.

Some say alcohol sales are stopped entirely, that tickets are not being scanned at entry and that water and food aren’t being sold.

“It was sold out, they knew how many people were coming. Guess what? It didn’t happen. Too many people came in … no more beer. That’s it. So now we’re just going to have fun without any beer the rest of the day,” a fan said.

Another fan said, “There are people that came out of town specifically to come on Saturday.”

“I think it was difficult for them because it was raining. There were a lot of paths people would take. It would get super muddy, so they would have to take different routes,” a third fan said.

Saturday’s event was sold out as of Feb. 4, WM Phoenix Open spokesperson Ryan Woodcock said, adding “as the tournament has put a cap on tickets for the two biggest days of tournament week.”

73 dead in stampede at Philippine game show


An official probe has been ordered into the cause of a stampede that broke out at a Philippines stadium today, killing 73 people and injuring more than 300 in a crush to attend a popular game show that was giving away cash and prizes.

Some people had camped for days to get into the taping of the Wow-wow-wee variety show, and officials said they did not know what triggered the crush outside the gates of the stadium in the Manila suburb of Pasig.

“We were hoping to get a chance to win money,” said housewife Esperanza Marasigan, desperately searching for her relatives in the mayhem. “We never thought this would turn out to be a nightmare.”

Philippine Red Cross chief Richard Gordon said authorities had revised the death toll down to 73 from 88 after finding that some of the fatalities had been counted twice.

Most of the 392 people injured were not in serious condition, and many had been treated and released, he added.

President Gloria Arroyo ordered an official probe into the cause of the horrific dawn accident in eastern Manila outside the set of the show, carried by ABS-CBN television.

Police said more than 10,000 people had showed up outside the Ultra stadium, built in the 1970s, as early as Thursday to secure limited seats to the noontime show.

Ms Arroyo later visited area hospitals to comfort the injured, and pledged to release results of the official probe in 72 hours.

Bodies were brought out of the stadium and placed on a litter-filled street, covered with plastic bags or newspapers. Some relatives stroked the faces of their dead loved ones, mourning and in shock after the melee.

Melvin Salazar, 17, tried to console his father, who refused to let go of the body of his wife as a paramedic tried to intervene.

“We were just coming to have a good time with the family,” the son said.

The cause of the stampede was unclear, with some officials saying someone had shouted “bomb,” sparking a panic that caused people to trample one another.

Pasig deputy police chief Romeo Abaring said they were still investigating the incident and that they could not say if the crush had been triggered by the alleged bomb threat.

“The reason for the stampede was a lot of people converging on one spot,” said Mr Abaring, noting that the crowd had surged towards the sole entrance to Ultra stadium, a narrow passageway where most of the dead were found.

Most of the victims were middle-aged or elderly women. Some of the dead still had their eyes open.

“These people just didn’t know what hit them,” one rescue worker said.

Many people had camped outside the stadium for days, hoping to win minibuses or houses or even the top prize of one million pesos, a special offering for the show’s one-year anniversary.

Hundreds of fans were still outside the stadium hours after the tragedy, waiting to get into the show.

Willie Revillame, the host of Wow-wow-wee, initially said he wanted the show to go on but ABS-CBN later said they would postpone it.

“We only wanted to make these people happy and to help the poor,” Mr Revillame said, breaking down during an interview aired by the station.

Mr Revillame later appeared before thousands of people inside the stadium to tell them that the show would be postponed and to appeal for understanding.

“Please don’t be angry at us,” he told the crowd. “Don’t be worried. We will find a way to care for the injured and the dead.”


Soccer Fan Stabbed at Levi’s Stadium Sues Santa Clara, 49ers

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A soccer fan who was stabbed at Levi’s Stadium last summer during the CONCACAF Gold Cup is suing the city of Santa Clara, Calif., and the San Francisco 49ers, alleging that there wasn’t proper security to prevent someone from bringing a knife into the venue

As reported by The Mercury News in San Jose, a fight broke out in the stands during the July 2 match between Mexico and Qatar, and the plaintiff, Emmanuel Diaz Leal Soto, was stabbed near the upper collarbone, police said at the time. A 29-year-old man was arrested several days later at his Sacramento home on suspicion of attempted murder.

In the lawsuit, Soto argues that the game was “high profile,” between two known rivals and that it wasn’t staffed with security accordingly, Grace Hase of The Mercury News reported. He argued that his injuries could have been prevented “through reasonable measures,” such as ejecting people “exhibiting drunk or disorderly conduct, throwing or launching objects at other persons, or those persons exhibiting violent conduct/behavior.”

“During the game, fans of both Mexico and Qatar repeatedly taunted and yelled at one another,” the lawsuit said, as reported by The Mercury News. “Despite the tensions in the stands, and the clear signs of intimidation towards spectators rooting for their respective teams, including Mr. Soto, the Stadium Defendants and/or the Government failed to properly respond or properly address the safety concerns and reasonably intervene to aid Mr. Soto.”

The lawsuit alleges that the stadium, which is owned by the 49ers, also didn’t employ “reasonable technology and/or devices” to prevent a knife, like the one used in the attack, from being brought in.

As a result of the stabbing, the lawsuit said that Soto has suffered from physical pain, emotional suffering, loss of income and medical expenses. He’s looking for more than $35,000 in damages.

“The incident raised concerns about security at the stadium last year — especially in light of the upcoming Super Bowl and FIFA World Cup matches, which will be held there in 2026,” Hase wrote. “Some of the scrutiny was on Francine Melendez Hughes, the stadium’s new general manager of operations. Before coming to Levi’s Stadium, Hughes was an executive for the Los Angeles Dodgers and was in charge of stadium security in 2011 when San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow was brutally beaten in the stadium’s parking lot.”

Spokespersons for Levi’s Stadium and Santa Clara declined requests from The Mercury News for comment.

Man Faces Years in Prison for Flying Drone Over AFC Championship Game

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A Pennsylvania man is facing felony federal charges and years in federal prison in connection with flying a drone over Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium during the AFC Championship Game on Jan. 28.

As reported by Baltimore CBS affiliate WJZ, Matthew Herbert, 44, from Chadds Ford, Pa., is being charged for illegally operating the drone, which caused a delay during the playoff game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Kansas City Chiefs.

“Illegally operating drones poses a significant security risk that will lead to federal charges,” said United States attorney Erek Barron, “Temporary flight restrictions are always in place during large sporting events.”

“Operating a drone requires users to act responsibly and educate themselves on when and how to use them safely,” said acting special agent in charge Joseph Rothrock of the FBI’s Baltimore Field Office. “The FBI would like to remind the public of the potential dangers of operating a drone in violation of federal laws and regulations.  The reckless operation of a UAS [unmanned aircraft system] in the vicinity of a large crowd can be dangerous to the public, as well as interfere with other law enforcement and security operations.”

According to the affidavit filed in support of the criminal complaint, the Federal Aviation Administration put in place a temporary flight restriction (TFR) for M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on Jan. 28 during the National Football League AFC Championship game, which precluded the flight of any UAS, including flying a UAS under the Exception for Recreational Flyers, WJZ’s Adam Thompson reported.

A TFR temporarily restricts certain aircraft, including a UAS, from operating within a three nautical mile radius of the stadium.

According to the Department of Justice, during the game, “the incursion of an unidentified and unapproved drone was deemed a serious enough threat that NFL Security temporarily suspended the game.”

Maryland State Police Troopers tracked the movement of the drone directly over the stadium and deployed to the area where the drone landed in the 500 block of South Sharp Street in Baltimore.

Hebert was located at that location and spoke with law enforcement, according to the DOJ.

Hebert told officers that he purchased a DJI UAS in 2021 and used the DJI account to operate the drone.  The drone was not registered, nor did Hebert possess a Remote Pilot certificate to operate it.

According to WJZ’s Thompson, Hebert allegedly flew the drone approximately 100 meters or higher for approximately two minutes. According to the affidavit, while in flight, Hebert captured approximately six photos of himself and the stadium and may have taken a video, as well.

If convicted, Hebert faces a maximum sentence of three years in federal prison for knowingly operating an unregistered UAS and for knowingly serving as an airman without an airman’s certificate. Other reports, including one from Business Insider, put the potential prison time at up to four years.

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