AVETT BROTHERS CONCERT CANCELED AFTER GUN ALERT
Written by broebling on July 9, 2018
Folk-rock band the Avett Brothers canceled a concert on Saturday after a man brought a gun into the venue and then couldn’t be found by security staff. No violence was reported and the event is set to be rescheduled soon.
The incident took place soon after doors opened at the Edgefield McMenamins in Troutdale, Ore. “An individual passing through the metal detector was found to be carrying a gun,” the Avett Brothers said in a statement. “When confronted by the security guard and informed of the no-firearm policy of the venue, the individual stated that he was an out-of-state police officer and showed a badge. The security guard then asked the individual to wait for the manager so his entry could be confirmed. The individual disregarded her instructions and ventured immediately into the sizable audience.”