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1 slashed, 1 bitten at Webster Hall

July 7, 2012 6:45:02 AM PDT
New York City music venue Webster Hall shut its doors early on Friday night after two people were injured in what authorities say was a biting and slashing attack.

Police say one person was slashed and one was bitten at the club Friday evening at 9:00 p.m. during a music festival. Another person is under arrest with charges pending.

Both victims were expected to survive.

Sources say that the two injured men were members ofa band that was performing on Friday night.

Bands including Lido Beach, Diagnostics, Minshara and The Astronaut were on the roster at the CBGB Festival. A late-night nightclub event was postponed.

The festival released a statement saying the disturbance shouldn't overshadow the events, which included free concerts in Times Square and Central Park.

The full statement is below:
"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

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