Fire alarm at Florida Georgia Line concert causes brief panic in downtown Jacksonville

Many people left the Florida Georgia Line concert Thursday after an alarm went off, causing some to panic.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A fire alarm at a Florida Georgia Line concert at the Veterans Memorial Arena briefly caused a panic, but officials said everything is safe.

The incident occurred shortly before 10 p.m. Thursday as the band was onstage.

Amy Simpson, a concertgoer, told First Coast News that the band ran off-stage and people in the started running out of the arena.

The concert was briefly stalled, but people were let back into the show as the alarms turned off.

An arena official said that everyone is currently safe following the incident.

Stay with First Coast News as we continue to follow this developing story.

Statement from SMG regarding the concert:  

Last night during the Florida-Georgia Line concert at the
Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, an alarm was triggered which caused a temporary delay in the
show. We are conducting a thorough review of the safety protocols at the Jacksonville Veterans
Memorial Arena to ensure that proper procedures were followed last night. In addition, we have begun
a full building alarm systems review to determine the exact source of the alarm and to assess
performance of the alarm and notifications systems at the JVMA.

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