NOBLESVILLE, Indiana — Concertgoers at a Rascal Flatts concert in Indiana on Thursday night were left wondering what happened after the event ended abruptly.
Due to a "security concern," everybody in the band had to leave the Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center, according to a Facebook post from Rascal Flatts.
"The safety of our fans, band and crew is always the top priority for us, so we are so thankful for everyone who jumped into action and for your understanding," the post reads.
Caitlyn Conlon had front-row tickets for the concert. She said at the beginning of the concert, everyone felt safe, and one of the band members said to the crowd, "With everything going on in the world today, we are Americans first before anything else. We are all one and just forget everything going on and let’s all become one tonight.”
Later in the concert, the keyboard player started to play another song, then abruptly stopped, she said.
Conlon said they were told by security that they had to leave right away. She said there was a lot of speculation about what exactly happened, and that the band didn't get a chance to play its biggest songs.
A few videos from fans show the confusion before the concert ended.
— Rhonda Sanders (@indymom9801) August 10, 2018
Here’s when piano guy was told to stop playing and he walks off stage pic.twitter.com/GPyVsQkMsq
— Chris Tillery (@ChrisTillery) August 10, 2018
“It was so scary — they brought up this would be a safe concert and then this happened,” she said.
Officials with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office have not responded to calls and emails with inquiries about what happened.