Drunk Man Charged After Invading Stage at Beyoncé and Jay-Z Concert
\u201cWATCH: A man rushed the stage at the end of Beyonc\u00e9 and Jay-Z\u2019s first night of their #otr2 tour stop at @mercedesbenzstadium in Atlanta. See the full video of backup dancers and security spring into action on https://t.co/vnVFn7lEmI. (\ud83d\udcf9: kboogietheconcertjunkie)\u201d— 11Alive News (@11Alive News) 1535330659
A man was charged with simple battery and disorderly conduct after rushing the stage and attacking Jay-Z.
The Atlanta stop of Beyoncé and Jay-Z's On The Run II Tour at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium came to a startling conclusion after a man rushed the stage and made contact with Jay-Z.
The intoxicated fan, 26-year-old Anthony Charles Thomas Maxwell ran on stage. and made contact with Jay-Z, and attempted to follow the artists backstage as the concert was ending Saturday night. Police say Maxwell was quickly stopped by security people and backup dancers. Fan videos online show dancers rushing to the back of the stage, appearing to chase after the man.
The man was initially issued a citation for disorderly conduct and released, but police have now charged him with simple battery and are reportedly looking to add more charges.
He was treated for minor injuries. There were no other injuries reported.
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On Sunday morning, Beyonce's publicist Yvette Noel-Schure wrote on Instagram that the couple was "fine and looking forward to" their second show in Atlanta on Sunday night.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
An earlier edition of this post included a statement that surfaced online citing the OTR II Tour team. A Live Nation representative confirmed the statement was not official.