Two Injured in Biting and Slashing Incident at Webster Hall Music Festival
Both victims are expected to survive
Police say Harley Flanagan, a founder of the hard-core punk band the Cro-Mags, stabbed and bit current members of the group
Manhattan music venue Webster Hall shut its doors Friday night after two people were injured in what authorities say was a biting and slashing attack.
Police say two victims were slashed and one victim was bitten at the club Friday evening at around 9 p.m. during the CBGB Music festival.
Police identified the slasher as Harley Flanagan, a former member of the band Cro-Mag, which was performing in the festival.
Police say Flanagan slashed one of his ex-bandmates in the torso, then bit another member in the face and slashed him above the left eye when he tried to intervene.
He then slashed the first victim again in the back of the arm.
Both victims are expected to survive.
Flanagan was arrested at the scene.
Bands including Lido Beach, Diagnostics, Minshara and The Astronaut were also on the roster at the festival that was scheduled for the time. A late-night nightclub event was postponed.
The festival released a statement saying they were saddened by the incident, but that the disturbance shouldn't overshadow other festival events, which included free concerts in Times Square and Central Park.
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Published at 8:57 AM EDT on Jul 7, 2012
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