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Leader of Toots and the Maytals injured at concert

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Officials say the leader of the reggae band Toots and the Maytals was injured when a 19-year-old man threw a bottle and hit the singer during a concert in Richmond.

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Police said Sunday the man has been charged with aggravated assault. Authorities have not identified him.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Frederick "Toots" Hibbert was treated at a hospital for a cut to his head and released.

Hibbert was hit by a glass bottle thrown from the crowd Saturday night as the band was performing at the Dominion Riverrock outdoor sports and music festival. The band stopped playing after he was hit.

Festival organizers say Hibbert was in good spirits despite the traumatic event and regretted that the concert had to be stopped early.


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May 20, 2013 7:00AM
Wow, when we attended reggae or calypso concerts in the Caribbean, Miami or Atlanta, etc...there were no bottles allowed...when bought at the booths the liquid(s) were poured into plastic cups (& you were screened coming in to the venue as well) to avoid this sort of craziness.  I thought it was done everywhere- - guess not.
May 20, 2013 6:33AM
Make the guy who threw the bottle refund all the concert goers ticket prices.
May 20, 2013 6:28AM

Oh but the BLEEDING HEARTS will come out in support of the hulligan.  He must have been misguided and had a rough childhood. We can't curb any crime because the BLEEDING HEARTS are always there supporting the criminals instead of the victims. And thier voices are heard over the victims everytime.

My take. Give the **** some real jail time and anger management. Then when he screws up again then hang him. Let real people breathe our air.  

May 20, 2013 2:11AM
This is the reason you don't let misguided youths in an adult place, just don't know how to act. I pray that Toots is alright. Jah Bless.
May 19, 2013 11:06PM
Real mature ****!! You are 19 & threw a temper tantrum  that most 9 year olds would have passed on because they are MATURE enough to know, " YOU " don't act that way.. Toots is lucky this overgrown toddler in a onesie, didn't have a handgun or any pockets to carry it in..
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