Dozens arrested, troopers injured at North Jersey concert

Authorities say more than 60 people were arrested and eight New Jersey state troopers were injured during a clash outside a major hip-hop concert in New Jersey Sunday night.

New Jersey State Police said Monday that 61 people were arrested after people tried to climb fences and push past security to get into the sold-out Hot 97 Summer Jam show at MetLife Stadium.

Some in the crowd also threw bottles at police. Officials say the troopers’ injuries were minor.Police say those arrested face charges including assault, trespassing, weapons possession and soliciting without a permit. Most were charged with disorderly behavior.

Police used tear gas, pepper spray and noise generators to disperse the rowdy crowds outside the concert.

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