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Usher injured during concert at Memorial Coliseum; witnesses describe incident

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) – An usher was injured during a concert at the Memorial Coliseum. Witnesses said someone pushed him over a railing.

Several people attended the Disturbed concert at the Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne on Monday evening.

Officials with the Memorial Coliseum confirmed with ABC21 that an usher was injured during the concert.

Police officials confirmed they were called to the Memorial Coliseum at 10:30 P.M. that evening for a battery. Officers confirmed the man was in critical condition Monday evening.

A witness told ABC21 that she heard yelling. She said she saw someone get out of their seat and push the usher and another man over a railing. She said they fell several feet.

“When the usher fell and hit his head, you can hear his head hit the pavement,” Julie Wagner, a concert-goer said. “Ugh, it made me feel sick to my stomach.”

Another witness said the usher fell and landed right by him.

“It almost felt like a wooshing sound kind of like air passing over me, it felt like it was that close,” Tad Hensinger, a concert-goer said.

Hensinger said he and others nearby tried to help the man and immediately called for help.

“I instantly realized it was beyond me,” Hensinger said. “I saw the angle of the usher, it didn’t look quite right. There was blood involved. There’s kind of unfortunately a glassy look in his eyes.”

Officials with the Memorial Coliseum confirmed the usher is on the road to recovery.

ABC21 is working to confirm the details shared by a few witnesses with police.

Once we learn more, we will update this story.

Louie Tran

Louie Tran is the weekend anchor for Fort Wayne’s NBC at 6 and 11pm and a weekday general assignment reporter. To share story ideas, please email him at

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