Four people were stabbed, one fatally, at a Corrosion Of Conformity show last night (June 23) at the Masquerade club in Ybor City, Fla.
Four people were stabbed, one fatally, at a Corrosion Of Conformity show last night (June 23) at the Masquerade club in Ybor City, Fla. According to police, a fight between two women broke out in the mosh pit in front of the stage but spread to other members of the audience.
A 30-year-old male St. Petersburg, Fla., resident died; his wife is in critical but stable condition at Tampa General Hospital. Two other people were treated for injuries and released.
The stabbing suspect is a white male with a shaved head between the ages of 28-30, approximately 5'8"-5'10" tall, and with a red or brown goatee and mustache. He fled the scene while continuing to wave a knife at members of the audience, police said.
"In 20-plus years of gigging, we've never seen anything like this," reads a statement on Corrosion Of Conformity's Web site. "It's sad that people can't come together for a good time, listening to music, without something tragic happening. We feel for the families of those attacked and wish success to Tampa law enforcement in their quest to solve this pointless crime."
The group is touring in support of its latest Sanctuary album, "In the Arms of God," which debuted in April at No. 1 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart.