Man who died at Lollapalooza after medical emergency ID’d

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CHICAGO — The person who died after a medical emergency during Lollapalooza this weekend has been identified.

The 24-year-old man was identified as Benjamin Seto, according to the medical examiner’s office. Autopsy results were still pending as of Monday afternoon.

The Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications released a statement Sunday:

“We were saddened to learn that an individual transported from the event in critical condition last night due to a medical emergency has since passed away the hospital. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.”

Citing preliminary reports, officials said there were 31 arrests, 12 administrative notices of violation (citations) and 116 medical transports over the four-day music festival.

In 2018, there were 12 arrests, 34 administrative notices of violation and 160 medical transports, officials said.

Lollapalooza drew several hundred thousand fans to Grant Park. Security was tightened, after cell phone video showed dozens of people scaling the fence.


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