Houston Police Chief Troy Finner Visited Travis Scott With Crowd Concerns Before Crush: NYT

, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner Visited Travis Scott With Crowd Concerns Before Crush: NYT, The Evepost Huff News
, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner Visited Travis Scott With Crowd Concerns Before Crush: NYT, The Evepost Huff News

Houston Police Chief Troy Finner visited rapper Travis Scott in his trailer to discuss concerns about crowd control hours before a fan surge killed at least eight people at Scott’s concert on Friday, The New York Times reported.

Finner expressed worry over the “energy in the crowd,” according to an article published Sunday, citing a “person with knowledge of the chief’s account.”

The move by the city’s top cop followed months of preparation for the event with increased security, according to the Times. Two years earlier, a crowd surge at Astroworld hospitalized some spectators. Scott had been arrested at least twice in the past, accused of inciting concertgoers to surge past security barriers.

, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner Visited Travis Scott With Crowd Concerns Before Crush: NYT, The Evepost Huff News

Houston’s fire chief, Samuel Peña, suggested that Scott could have helped avert the disaster.

“The one person who can really call for and get a tactical pause when something goes wrong is that performer,” Peña told the Times. “They have that bully pulpit and they have a responsibility.”