The LA Weekly is reporting that a woman was tasered by law enforcement agencies just after 6pm yesterday at Lightning In A Bottle, an electronic music festival held near Bradley, California this year.
According to attendees, the woman was wielding a knife and waiving it at the crowd. It has also been reported that the woman stole and briefly drove a festival motor cart.
Mary Grace Cerni of the LA Weekly writes:
She was apparently tasered two or three times by members of the Monterey County Sheriff's department. Monterey County park rangers were also present.
After one of the taserings, a male associate of the woman seemed to be pleading for her to drop the knife. When, after a minute or two, she failed to do so, she was tasered again, held down on the ground, face down, and cuffed. She was then put in a police vehicle and driven away.
The Monterey County Sheriff's department said they had no information about the incident.
Russell Ward, a publicist for the DoLab, the organizers of Lightning In A Bottle, says there isn't any further information available on the festival's end either.
"The appropriate people have connected with law enforcement," Ward says. "We have a ranger staff deeply connected with fest. This issue was handled quickly and gracefully."
"We have a good rapport with law enforcement, and a great internal team and we've worked closely with them to keep our guests safe and secure," he adds. "It is an individual and isolated occurrence."
Lightning in a Bottle began as a celebration of nature and music in 2000. This year the festival is being held at the San Manuel Recreation Area, near Bradley, CA.
Source: LA Weekly