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Washington Avenue Armory puts concerts on hold in wake of melee

Washington Avenue Armory puts concerts on hold in wake of melee

The Washington Avenue Armory announced Thursday it has postponed all scheduled concerts until furthe
Washington Avenue Armory puts concerts on hold in wake of melee
Albany police say, from left, Dywuan Blunt, Da-Min Germon and Nyguel Williams face charges in a Saturday night brawl during a concert at the Washington Avenue Armory that led to six people being stabbed.

The Washington Avenue Armory announced Thursday it has postponed all scheduled concerts until further notice.

The move comes as police announced the arrests of three people related to a melee at the armory last weekend, during which six people attending a concert were stabbed and another person reported being beaten and robbed.

It also comes as city officials have indicated they are exploring options to prevent any repeat of the events, including looking at the possibility of getting the state to review the venue’s liquor license.

Armory officials said they will use the time to conduct a full review of arena operations, ticketing and security.

A statement issued by venue officials emphasized that they are committed to the safety of all patrons: “The Armory will look forward to having a discussion with the city of Albany, neighborhood associations, and community organizations in order to work together,” it reads.

The suspension affects concerts only. All other events will continue as scheduled, officials said.

Albany police said the seven people were injured early Saturday morning as the melee erupted after a hip-hop concert by the group Migos.

The incident gained national attention when the website TMZ posted a video showing concertgoers throwing barricades and garbage cans.

Police on Thursday announced three arrests: Nyguel Williams, 17; Da-Min Germon, 17; and Dywuan Blunt, 21. Their addresses were not available. They each face one count of first-degree riot. No charges have been filed directly related to the stabbings or beating.

The three are accused of participating in a large fight in which other concertgoers were injured with garbage cans, metal barriers and knives.

The three were arraigned in Albany City Court. Their bail status was unavailable.

The police investigation continues.

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