A security guard was reportedly shot after he was filmed dragging a teenage girl from the square, holding her tightly for several seconds by the neck.
“Let her go” can be heard amid many cries in the seconds-long video, as a teenage girl is dragged away by a guard who grabs her by the neck.
The footage, which has been viewed thousands of times on Twitter, shows a young woman dressed in blue as she struggles to breathe under the hands of a bouncer as they try to throw her out of the Rainton Arena at Houghton le Spring, near Newcastle in England. The Sun reported on Monday.
Red-faced, the young woman appears to be struggling to catch her breath as she is kicked out of the institution, in front of dozens of witnesses.
The man in question, who was allegedly hired by the arena for a disco event, has been fired from the contractor company he was working with, and an investigation has been opened by Northumbria Police, according to the concierge.
“The venue will not accept this kind of behavior towards anyone. It’s not how anyone should feel in anyway. The staff and event organizers are all parents, and we are not happy with the individual’s actions,” he said, according to The Sun.