While we’d heard an unconfirmed report that Cro Mags founder Harley Flanagan was involved in the stabbing that took place earlier this evening, Lower East Side blog Bowery Boogie, appears to confirm that he did indeed stab someone. Here’s their firsthand account:
We were watching the hardcore show at Webster Hall – featuring Sick of it All, Cro-Mags, and VOD – when all hell broke loose upstairs. Harley Flannegan (sp), founding member of the Cro-Mags stumbled into the VIP lounge with a knife. Security mobilized in a hot minute and beat the shit out of him. It took no less than six beefy dudes to control the madness. Blood was everywhere, and bone protruded from his shin.
Cops quickly appeared and took him away in cuffs. Not before he had already stabbed some dude in the chest (said victim left the scene with a bandage over the wound). Because of the violence the rest of the show was canceled. The remaining bands promised to reschedule the show. To be fair, Webster Hall security contained the situation professionally. Lots of drunken, pissed off hardcore fans were on edge after the cops shut down the show, but the scene was cleared without further incident.
Well, this is certainly batshit crazy. We’ll let you know more as we hear more.