Theater-goers fearing a mass shooting stampede out of a Hamilton performance in San Francisco after shouts of ‘GUN’ when staff triggered an alarm when an audience member suffered a heart attack
- A patron suffered a heart attack while in the audience watching Hamilton
- An alarm was triggered when staff retrieved the theater’s defibrillator machine
- One person broke their leg in the mass panic which resulted in the alarm
- Two others also required hospital treatment as a result of the mass panic
A packed theatre showing Hamilton the musical was evacuated in San Francisco amid fears of an active shooter.
Hundreds of patrons rushed from the Orpheum Theater in San Francisco after hearing shouts of ‘gun’.
However, it is believed that one of the audience suffered a heart attack which caused confusion when an emergency alarm was triggered.
One person broke their leg in the mass panic which followed and two others also required hospital treatment.
Hundreds of theatre goers evacuated the Orpheum Theater in San Francisco amid fears of an active shooter in the building when one person allegedly shouted ‘gun’
Guests fled the scene having watched Hamilton the musical at the packed theater
San Francisco Fire Department confirmed the emergency resulted
Audience members panicked when an alarm went off leading to one person breaking their leg
According to San Francisco Fire Department, an adult audience member collapsed and had a heart attack.
When a member of staff retrieved the theater’s defibrillator it triggered an emergency alarm which resulted in mass panic.
One person broke their leg and two others suffered injuries and were taken to hospital.
Paramedics were able to restart the original patient’s heart and brought back a pulse. They have been rushed to hospital where their condition is described as critical.
The incident happened at the Orpheum Theater in San Francisco, pictured