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Fight Breaks Out at Boston Pops Opening Night Concert

Concert-goers, and even Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart , were caught off-guard when a fight broke out on opening night at usually sedate Symphony Hall.Television video of the fight Wednesday night showed two men struggling in the balcony — one with his shirt pulled off — as several people stood around them.Lockhart briefly halted the performance, which featured singer-songwriter Ben Folds, while the men were escorted out.Witnesses said they heard a scream from the balcony, and the sound of chairs falling, then a second scream as the fight escalated."The first time there was a scream, Keith looked up that way but he kept going," audience member June MacIndoe told Boston's WHDH-TV. "Then about a minute and a half later...there was a big scream and you could hear chairs falling over and you could see them up there, fists going."At that point, Lockhart stopped the performance for a couple of minutes, she said. "He just stood there, you know, quiet."Boston police spokesman David Estra...

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