Violence Erupts As Chris Brown & Big Sean Perform At New Jersey’s Summer Jam! Find Out Why State Troopers Dispersed The Crowd HERE!

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Sunday night’s Hot 97 Summer Jam had a great lineup, with stars like Chris Brown, Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar, and more performing.

Unfortunately, it will probably end with only a few more lineups as several arrests were made outside New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium.

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While the concert went off inside, the street outside was filled with tear gas, police with riot shields, and even a tank!

According to NJ State Police, the violence began when fans tried to crash the concert. They said in a statement:

“This evening, security personnel at one of the entrance gates to MetLife Stadium were confronted by crowds attempting to illegally enter the sold out Summer Jam concert by climbing over fences and forcing their way through security personnel. The gates have been shut and troopers on site have called for assistance from several nearby stations to help maintain order.”

According to eyewitnesses, maintaining order meant using tear gas, pepper spray, and the tank’s high-pitched screeching noise to disperse the crowd.

Many in the crowd threw bottles at the police. Several arrests were made, though the exact number is not known. The only reported injury was to a state trooper, though the severity of his injuries was not revealed to the public.

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The stadium was sealed off to the outside, leaving many ticket holders — who were simply waiting in line to get in — being forced out of the area by police instead of getting into the concert.

Hot 97 has promised refunds for those that didn’t make it in.

Brown and Big Sean went on as planned. In fact, fans inside the concert had no idea what was going on outside.

According to all accounts, they were shocked when they saw the aftermath of the violence.

[Image via Instagram/WENN.]

Jun 8, 2015 10:43am PDT

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