Lolla Day 1: 13 Arrests, 38 Tickets

CHICAGO (STMW) – Aside from a stabbing nearby, the first day of Lollapolooza Friday was relatively uneventful in terms of tickets and arrests.

Police reported 13 arrests during the event for various misdemeanors:

Two people arrested for possession of a controlled substance,

Two people arrested for criminal damage to property,

Two people arrested for resisting arrest,

And one person was arrested for each of the following: deceptive practice, theft, battery, possession of cannabis, ticket scalping and fence jumping.

One juvenile was also arrested, but police did not say what for, and 39 tickets were issued for various ordinance violations.

A 53-year-old man was stabbed in the chest near Lollapolooza on the southwest corner of Adams Street and Michigan Avenue about 7 p.m., police said, but it is unclear whether the incident was related to the music festival.

He was taken in “stable” condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Fire Media Affairs spokeswoman Meg Ahlheim said.

The packed music festival is seeing its biggest-ever crowds in its eighth year as a sit-down event in Grant Park. Last year’s fest jumped up to 90,000 fans each day; this year, a sold-out crowd of 100,000 per day will stream through the gates.

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