Central Park panic caused by falling fence, not gunfire; Global Citizen Festival continues

Credit: Theo Wargo

Credit: Theo Wargo

A safety barrier fell, sparking a scare that gunshots were fired Saturday at the Global Citizen Festival at Central Park in New York, police said.

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Seven people sustained minor injuries after concertgoers started running, officials said.

Investigators believe people may have stepped on plastic bottles which made noises that caused alarm, police spokesman J. Peter Donald said.

The concert continued after it was briefly put on hold.

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