Medical emergency at Hamilton performance in SF leads to theater exodus, injuries

An alarm that sounded during a medical emergency at a performance of “Hamilton” at the SHN Orpheum Theater Friday night led to an “unorganized rapid exit” of the theater and left four people injured, fire officials reported.

One person suffered from a broken leg and two others had moderate injuries, the San Francisco Fire Department tweeted following the incident.

According to a series of tweets by the San Francisco Fire Department, the alarm was triggered after someone at the show required a defibrillator to treat a medical emergency. “This resulted in confusion, and an un-organized rapid exit of the theater,” the tweet from the fire department said. Four people, including the person who required the defibrillator, were taken to a hospital. The person who needed the original assistance had a return of pulse and was in critical condition.

The fire department and the San Francisco Police Department responded to the incident and said it was not due to an intentional act. The audience returned to the theater afterwards.

No further information was available early Saturday morning.

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