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July 28, 2014

EMS overwhelmed by sick concert goers

Crews from five communities near Boston treated 46 and transported 22, mostly for alcohol-related illnesses at Keith Urban show

The Associated Press 

MANSFIELD, Mass. — Authorities say several dozen people were treated for alcohol-related illnesses at a weekend Keith Urban concert in Massachusetts.

Police and fire officials say ambulances from five surrounding communities responded to the Saturday night concert at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, about 30 miles south of Boston.

At least 46 people were treated and 22 taken to local hospitals.

Police say more than 50 people were taken into protective custody at the concert, and some could face charges.

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Officials say about 18,000 country music fans attended the concert at the outside venue.

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