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7 injured at Howard University homecoming event

Howard University

WASHINGTON (WTVR) — Five people and two police officers were injured after reportedly being trampled during a homecoming event outside Howard University Friday afternoon.

Video shows the frantic moments after a large crowd tried to run toward a gate during YardFest,a homecoming concert featuring Big Sean, Juicy J and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony.

How was I recording? We all just trampled into yardfest #HUHomecoming

A video posted by Alexandra🇬🇧🇯🇲 (@prettylilbyrdie) on

One Instagram user captured the chaos and wrote, “How was I recording? We all just trampled into yardfest.”

WJLA reports that the five victims has been taken to an area hospital.  Two police officers suffered minor injuries.

A Howard University spokesperson said that YardFest resumed after public safety officials restored order at the “oversubscribed” event.

Click here to read more on this developing story from WUSA.

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