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Former Cro-Mags Bassist/Vocalist Harley Flanagan Allegedly Arrested For Assaults At “CBGB Festival” In NYC

Tonight’s (July 06th) “CBGB Festival” at the Webster Hall in New York City, NY turned ugly. The event was set to feature sets from Sick Of It All, Cro-Mags and Vision Of Disorder. Various eyewitnesses and local news reports, including footage from the show below, are identifying the assailant as former Cro-Mags bassist/vocalist Harley Flanagan.

Flanagan allegedly entered the backstage area and proceeded to slash one victim and bite another. He was quickly subdued by security with police being called to arrest him. EMS were onhand to treat the victims, while the venue was shutdown in light of the incident.

Unconfirmed rumors have been circulating that one of the victims was Cro-Mags bassist Mike Couls. Some footage of the show being shutdown is available below. Meanwhile, New York ABC affiliate WABC have an initial report from the event. Some photos from the scene can also be found over at


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    • Apparently Wikipedia said “it is unclear if he was on bath salts”

      Now it says “While being put into the back of the police officer’s car he could be heard screaming, “I was the one who ate the foot off of the Jesus in St. Peter’s Cathedral.” It is not known whether the foot was recovered. Foot was allegedly from the Age of Quarrel, roughly 300 years before the ascent of Elizabeth

      people are silly

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    • again from Wikipedia

      On July 6th 2012, he was arrested for stabbing and biting current members of The Cro-Mags backstage at Webster Hall in NYC. As he was being wheeled outside, he was heard shouting “It wasn’t me, It was Rick Ta Life!”

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