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Fan slashed at Cattle Decapitation gig

A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after a fan was slashed at a Cattle Decapitation gig on Thursday.

The incident occurred at the 13th Frame Lounge in La Habra, California during the band’s set. According to police, the attacker took exception to a woman being pushed and shoved in the crowd and intervened, cutting the right side of a 26-year-old man’s neck with a 3½-inch pocket knife.

Police say that two men then dragged the man outside of the venue and wrestled him to the ground, disarming him in the process. One of the men is said to have hit the suspect so hard he was knocked unconscious.

It was reported that the 26-year-old victim was taken to the UCI Medical Center in Orange County. His injuries are not considered life threatening. The 30-year-old suspect also received medical attention and was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

The band cut their set short when security informed frontman Travis Ryan what had happened.

They say on Facebook: “Shit got crazy last night at our La Habra gig. We hope everyone involved is OK. We continue our mini-tour tonight in Las Vegas. But please, whatever you do, leave the weapons at home.”

Last month the band confirmed they were about to start work on their seventh album which is expected to launch later this year. It will be their first full-length studio outing since 2012’s Monolith Of Inhumanity.

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