NewsFebruary 19, 2021 10:05 AM ET6,987 views

Attila sued by security guards for altercation during 2018 show

In August 2018, American metalcore band Attila and frontman Chris "Fronz" Fronzak were involved in an altercation with security staff during a show at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. You can view footage of the incident below. Fast forward nearly three years and Attila are now being sued for their role in the scuffle. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, a lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Clark County District Court alleging that Fronzak, guitarist Chris Linck, and bassist Kalan Blehm were "lunging after, punching, attacking, kicking, throwing objects at, and/or striking" security personnel members identified as Patrick Anderson and Russell Miner. The lawsuit alleges that the security guards suffered injuries to their heads, necks, backs, and shoulders, "all or some of which conditions may be permanent and disabling in nature." Additionally, the lawsuit asserts that the Hard Rock venue failed to provide a safe environment for security staff. Addressing the lawsuit on social media, Fronzak said, "the lawsuit will show the truth. Security guards were abusing our fans. I don't stand for that." Shortly after the incident, Fronzak defended his actions by saying that "security was total pieces of shit hurting our fans and disrespecting them." For their part, the security company that employed the guards filed a police report with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department within days of the concert. At the time, police officials warned that Fronzak could face a possible battery charge, though no criminal charges appear to have ever materialized.

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