Codi Wilson, CP24.com
Posted on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 7:51 AM EST
Last update Wednesday November 21, 2018 11:14 AM EST
One man suffered stab wounds that threatened his life after a series of fights at a Pusha T concert at the Danforth Music Hall on Tuesday night.
Const. David Hopkinson told CP24 on Wednesday that the fights started after someone took the stage during a performance in the eastern end concert hall, where rapper Pusha T, Phony Ppl and Bernard Jabs were scheduled to perform the night before.
Shared videos online show crowd members throwing drinks on stage before a fight breaks out. A video shows a man on stage being repeatedly hit by a group of men while on the ground.
"Someone tried to rush to the stage. There was a fight that followed and then there was an exodus, "Hopkinson said.
"Many people fled the place. During that exodus, there were several people who were injured and then we had other fights that occurred in that exodus and around the Danforth Music Hall. "
When officers arrived to investigate, Hopkinson said police identified about five people who had been injured during the riot.
"Only two or three of them went to the hospital to be treated for injuries that do not threaten life," he said.
But shortly thereafter, Hopkinson said a man who suffered serious stab wounds entered a nearby hospital and officers began investigating.
He said the police could determine that the man was injured during the fights at the Danforth Music Hall that night.
Hopkinson said investigators are still unsure if the man was stabbed inside or outside the place.
"This person has been in critical condition since last night, throughout the night, during all surgeries, and remains in critical condition," he added.
The officers and members of the forensic identification unit are currently on the scene collecting evidence.
"We have our detectives who are carefully studying the videos and the testimony of witnesses. "We hope to get more videos from the people who attended the concert," Hopkinson said.
Investigators have yet to disclose any information about potential suspects and Hopkinson said police have not yet recovered the weapon used in the attack.
Police have not yet determined what initially triggered the violent incident, Hopkinson said.
Pusha T, who had an ongoing dispute with Toronto rapper Drake, apparently made a comment on stage last night, suggesting that Drake paid people to throw beers on stage to interrupt the show.