US rappers’ gig ends in ‘bloodbath’ in Stockholm

A man ran onto the stage during a concert by US rappers Ghostface Killah and Killah Priest in Stockholm.

US rappers' gig ends in 'bloodbath' in Stockholm
US rapper Ghostface Killah. Photo: Scott Roth/Invision/AP

Ghostface Killah, one of the founding members of Wu-Tang Clan, and Killah Priest were performing at the Debaser Medis club on Stockholm's Södermalm island on Wednesday, when a man ran on to the stage and attacked a member of concert security staff.

“They invited a bunch of girls on to the stage to dance with them. At the same time a guy came up who hurt a guard in the face. The guard got a big cut, roughly from his temple to the jaw. It was a bloodbath on stage. The guard pressed a towel to his face and ran off stage,” an unnamed witness told the Aftonbladet tabloid.

“Everybody saw it. At first it almost felt like it was part of the show, but it wasn't. The band commented on the blood on stage and said 'this is a mess',” said the witness.

A member of the rappers' entourage is then said to have pushed the attacker off the stage. He was overpowered by security staff outside the room, where he was held until police arrived.

The victim was taken to hospital in ambulance. He is believed to have serious, but not life-threatening, injuries.

Police said that a man had been arrested and questioned on suspicion of aggravated assault.

“They say [the weapon] could have been anything from a shard of glass to a knife,” police control room officer Pontus Sandulf told Aftonbladet. “They say there was a lot of blood, but it is hard to say because I haven't seen it myself.”