An open New York casting this past Saturday call for Tyra Banks‘ hit show, America’s Next Top Model, ended in three arrests and six injuries, following a stampede after someone yelled “fire!” when a smoking car pulled up beside the queue . Apparently, as the aspiring models waited in line, fights broke out and a stampede/riot ensued as news of a supposed care on fire began to spread. During the mayhem, someone mentioned a gun, which made the situation a bit worse.
Police were forced to shut down the casting call, and arrested two women and one man on charges of disorderly conduct and inciting to riot, according to the NY Times. Two people were taken to a local hospital with minor injuries, while four others refused treatment.
In a statement released Monday to Usmagazine.com, executive producers Banks and Ken Mok said “We are concerned by the events that occurred Saturday afternoon in the vicinity of the New York City casting call for the next cycle of America’s Next Top Model. At this time, we still don’t know all the details of what happened or what triggered the incident. We appreciate the efforts of the NYPD and will assist them in any way possible in this matter.”