Just two days into this year’s Lollapalooza music festival in Grant Park, the city of Chicago has already matched last year’s number of arrests, as a dozen people have been arrested at the event.

According to the city’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications, two people were arrested on Thursday, and 10 more were arrested Friday.

The arrests were for battery, trespassing, and narcotics, OEMC spokeswoman Melissa Stratton said in a press release. Another 16 people have been issued citations, nearly all of which were for fence jumping and trespassing, according to the release. 

Last year, 12 people were arrested over the four days of the festival, according to data released by the city. In 2015, 34 people were arrested by police for a variety of violations.

This year, 128 people have been taken to area hospitals for treatment by paramedics. 72 of those people were taken on Thursday, while 56 were brought to hospitals on Friday. 268 people were taken to area hospitals during the 2016 edition of the event. 

Published at 8:27 PM CDT on Aug 5, 2017 | Updated at 10:47 PM CDT on Aug 5, 2017


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