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Arrests, Injuries in Top Model Melee

Arrests, Injuries in Top Model Melee
Tyra Banks
De Yonker/CW

updated 03/16/2009 at 10:45 AM EDT

originally published 03/16/2009 08:15AM

America's Next Top Model's casting call turned downright scary in New York City Saturday as a "fight" broke out while hundreds waited to audition.

"Everyone got thrown everywhere," New Jersey Model hopeful Annina Manttari told The New York Times of the stampede outside the Park Central Hotel. "People were getting run over."
Watch it unfold below.

Police did not say what caused the disturbance but were forced to shut down the casting call, and arrested Michael Edwards, 24, Vanessa Quinones, 20, and Clem Clemmons, 40, on charges of disorderly conduct and inciting to riot, according to the The Times.

Two people were taken to a local hospital with minor injuries, while four others refused treatment. The CW network told The Times it was "working and cooperating with local authorities."

On Monday America's Next Top Model's creator and head judge Tyra Banks and executive producer Ken Mok issued a statement.

"We are concerned by the events that occurred Saturday afternoon in the vicinity of the New York City casting call for the next cycle of America's Next Top Model. At this time, we still don't know all the details of what happened or what triggered the incident. We appreciate the efforts of the NYPD and will assist them in any way possible in this matter."



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