61 Arrested, 10 Troopers Injured at MetLife Concert

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -

Crowds of concert goers clashed with police Sunday night at MetLife Stadium, throwing bottles and trying to climb a fence to get in without tickets.

New Jersey State Police in riot gear blocked gates, an armored state police vehicle blasted a loud, piercing noise to try to disperse the crowd, and police fired tear gas canisters. Sixty-one people were arrested and 10 troopers suffered minor injuries, the New Jersey State Police said Monday.

There have been past incidents at shows at the Meadowlands complex. State police said that 51 people were arrested at last year’s event and that more troopers were on hand Sunday.