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Neighbors Raise Concerns Over North Park Music Hall

An all-out brawl broke out on stage during a rap concert in June at the music hall in North Park

Neighbors in North Park spoke out about safety concerns surrounding a popular music hall after an all-out brawl broke out at a rap concert in early June.

One resident said he found vomit in his driveway after the event. Another complained the streets were filled with 'loud waves' of noisy concertgoers after the show let out.

San Diego City Councilmember Chris Ward and management from the Observatory North Park and the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) conducted a meeting Thursday night to let community members voice their concerns.   

The frustration stems from a brawl on the stage that occurred on June 8 at the Observatory.

A man rushed onto the stage and punched the rapper in the head. The confrontation erupted into a full-blown fight on stage.

At one point, a 19-year-old man was stabbed.

After the brawl, nearly 800 concertgoers spilled into the streets of North Park.

Although many community members raised concerns, others supported the business the Observatory brings to North Park, like local business owner Hanis Cavin.

"I think incidents that cause trouble or people to be uncomfortable are blown out of proportion when every day we do so much better for the community," said Cavin.

Detectives told NBC 7 the two victims in the brawl were not from San Diego and were very uncooperative with police after the incident. The criminal investigation has since been closed.

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