Hartford, CT based ConnectiCon ended their Saturday with a scare, as an altercation outside the event was misinterpreted by many as an active shooter situation at the convention. What appears to have happened is that, coinciding with local fireworks, a fight broke out outside the event on a pedestrian bridge.
Unfortunately, due to the size of the crowd and the chaos, many ended up assuming the worst.
Hey so I'm at Connecticon and they forced everyone out due to an active shooter??????? I'm fine, hope everyone else is too…
— Jacko (@TopKekJek) July 15, 2018
I ran for the first aid room where we were on lockdown for about 20 minutes, and I just sat there shaking and terrified thinking why the fuck didn’t I just go back to my room and whether I should text my loved ones in case of the worst…
— Marissa @ ConnectiCon (@KermitWazowski) July 15, 2018
Omg wtf is going on a huge stampede started right after the fire works started and people are saying someone is shooting and I’m really scared wtf
— 🅱️inky @ CONNECTICON (@slinkysenpai) July 15, 2018
Attention everyone, there was a situation with a fight on the bridge and due to crowd size incorrect assumptions were made. There is no danger to any one in the area around the convention center. Please enjoy the remainder of the evening.
— ConnectiCon (@ConnectiCon) July 15, 2018