Ghostface Killah concert ends in 'bloodbath' after man attacks security guard on stage

Victim in hospital with 'serious' injuries after unnamed man storms the stage

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A US rapper's concert ended in a “bloodbath” in Stockholm, Sweden, after a man jumped on stage and attacked a member of security.

Ghostface Killah, one of the founding members of the Wu-Tan Clan, and Killah Priest were performing at the Debaser Medis club on the island of Södermalm in central Stockholm in Wednesday night when the attack took place.

Witnesses described the man rushing the stage and slashing at the guard's face.

One audience member told Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet: “They invited a bunch of girls on to the stage to dance with them.

“At the same time a guy came up who hurt a guard in the face.

“The guard got a big cut, roughly from his temple to the jaw. It was a bloodbath on stage. The guard pressed a towel to his face and ran off stage.”

They said at first everyone assumed it was “part of the show” but the crowd soon realised it wasn’t when a member of the rappers’ entourage pushed them out of harm's way.

The assailant was then overpowered by security staff outside and was held until the police arrived.

The victim was taken to hospital with serious injuries that are not thought to be life-threatening, The Local reported.

Police said he had been arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault but did not say what weapon the man had used to attack the guard with.

Police control room officer Pontus Sandulf told Aftonbladet: “They say [the weapon] could have been anything from a shard of glass to a knife.

“They say there was a lot of blood, but it is hard to say because I haven't seen it myself.”

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