Late-night celebrations gave way to scary scenes after fear swept through a crowd of people watching Juventus in the Champions League final.
A gathering in Juventus’s home city of Turin, Italy was jolted by some type of unidentified loud noise amid fears of a terrorist attack. Videos show hundreds of people climbing over each other to escape the epicenter of the trigger, injuring over 1,000 people according to reports.
Most people were treated for minor cuts and bruises and then released. At least three people, including a seven year-old boy, were in serious condition, according to the Associated Press.
Although the source of the noise is unconfirmed, the Italian media suspects it may have been a firecracker or other pyrotechnic. Following recent attacks around Europe, many people are on heightened alert during large gatherings, and anything – even a small bang from a firecracker – can set off a mob mentality.
Below, you can see a YouTube video of the incident with frightened fans climbing over each other to escape the noise. There is also video collected by The Guardian of the aftermath.