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In Hearts Wake ‘Disgusted’ By Aggressive Security Guard At Warped Tour

Janneke Stam
Janneke Stam 27 June 2016 at 11.25

"We did our best to intervene," they said.

In Hearts Wake paused their set at Vans Warped Tour in Dallas when frontman Jake Taylor spotted an audience member being mistreated by a security guard.

Jake got off stage to help the fan, who, according to him, couldn't breathe because of the security guard's tight grip.

"What the fuck are you doing to this guy? He does not need a fucking head brace," the vocalist said. "Get the fuck off him!"

You can watch a video of the incident below.

The band later posted a statement to Facebook, which you can read below.

"Security guards are 99.9% helpful but it disgusted us to witness the 0.1% at Warped Tour in Dallas, (a local security guard not an official Warped security) who was built like 'Duke Nukem' restrain and choke a fan in the crowd for 'moving towards the barrier'. His head was literally turning blue and all we could read on his lips were 'I can't breathe'. It was completely unnecessary, we did our best to intervene, pulling on his arm to try allow air in whilst every other guard just stood back. If you're a security guard reading this you need to understand that this is a metal show, not a UFC death match. And if you're in the mosh enjoy yourself and be respectful but you also need to be aware of the consequences - which shouldn't be the possibility of being put into submission to the point of unconsciousness. Please take care and look out for one another. If anyone else has any videos or photos please let us know so we can help find justice - IHW / Jake"

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