Fresh reports have it that concertgoers have been evacuated from the main stage of a New Zealand festival barely a week after the Christchurch massacre.
A minute-silence which was scheduled moments before the event was disrupted as police held concerns over a man in attendance and decided to evacuate attendees as a safety precaution.
“Following concerns held by Homegrown security about a person, a decision was made to evacuate the Waitangi Park area of the festival at around 9:20pm,” police said.
“A person has been spoken to and the area searched, and as a result Police can confirm there has been no threat to the Homegrown festival or the public.”
The organisers of the vent Festival organisers urged the revellers to standby just before 10pm local time.
“For all of you all who have been evacuated from Dub n Roots please standby we are hoping to reopen the stage – we will update you as soon as we know,” Homegrown wrote on Facebook.
“We are just waiting on further advice from Police.”
Recall that 50 people were shot dead as unknown gunmen opened fire in two mosques in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand last week Friday.
The situation was described as a coordinated and unprecedented attack that has shocked the usually peaceful nation.