Multiple Injured After Audience Panic During ‘Hamilton’ Performance In San Francisco

What a scary ordeal.

During Friday night’s performance of Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s Hamilton at the Orpheum Theatre in San Fransisco, mass panic erupted after an audience member had a medical emergency and it was mistaken for an active shooter.

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According to the San Francisco Fire Department, a woman suffered a heart attack at 9:51 p.m PST. In order to save her life, a defibrillator was pulled off a wall at the theater which triggered a fire alarm. She was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

The chaos from the alarm caused “an unorganized rapid exit of the theater,” which lead to multiple injuries including a broken leg and other moderate damage from the stampede.

Here’s the official word from first responders:

And here are visuals during the situation and some video from the aftermath of the chaos:

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Considering another deadly mass shooting took place earlier Friday in Aurora, these audience members knew nothing but to panic. We’re just glad everyone ended up ok, and hope the woman who suffered the heart attack makes a complete recovery.

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