Former CRO-MAGS Bassist Arrested For Stabbing And Biting At CBGB Fest
Last night at CBGB Fest at New York's Webster Hall, former Cro-Mag and founding bassist Harley Flanagan brandished a knife in the VIP balconey and began stabbing. Violence errupted as he stabbed two people including Mike Couls (Sworn Enemy, Agent of Man) and current Cro-Mags bassist. Harley Flanagan is no stranger to violence. He practices Jui-Jitsu martial arts.
NYPD arrived and finally were able to subdue Flanagan.
Photo from Bowerey Boogie
Video footage of John Joseph of the Cro-Mags trying to calm the crowd down after the stabbing (courtesy of Blake5377)
Festival organizers stated:
We are saddened to learn about the events that occurred last night at Webster Hall. Our primary concern is always the safety and experience of New Yorkers, music fans and the general public. Naturally we will fully cooperate with law enforcement while hoping for the speedy recovery of those injured.
Live music can be incredibly uplifting, empowering and positive. We don’t feel the actions of one person should overshadow four amazing days and nights of events that include today’s historic and unprecedented free concerts in Times Square and Central Park.
-The CBGB Festival