Former Cro-Mags Bassist Allegedly Stabs Current Members at New York Show
Published Jul 07, 2012While some degree of violence can be expected from hardcore legends Cro-Mags, things got especially rowdy when the band took the stage at Webster Hall for New York's CBGB Festival last night (July 6).
According to various reports, former member and founding bassist Harley Flanagan allegedly forced his way through the venue's VIP section and into the band's dressing room. Then, reports indicate that he stabbed current members William Berario and Michael Couls with a hunting knife and bit Berario on the face.
It took the efforts of several security guards and police officers to subdue Flanagan, who was eventually handcuffed to a chair.
Both Berario and Couls were taken to the hospital to have their wounds treated. Flanagan was also hospitalized with a broken leg due to his run-in with security. He was charged with two counts of second degree assault and a weapons charge.
The above image of Flanagan being brought out of the venue in a wheelchair comes courtesy of Bowery Boogie.
CBGB Festival organizers released a statement about the incident:
"We are saddened to learn about the events that occurred last night at Webster Hall. Our primary concern is always the safety and experience of New Yorkers, music fans and the general public. Naturally we will fully cooperate with law enforcement while hoping for the speedy recovery of those injured."