By Kurtis Lee
By The Denver Post
Part of Lower Downtown was shut down Saturday night as police investigated an assault inside the Summit Music Hall at 1902 Blake St.
Police said the victim was still alive and had been transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition.
Police spokesman John White said that officers received a report after 8 p.m. that a person had been struck and fallen during an altercation near the bar inside the concert hall. The man hit his head on the floor and was unconscious when police arrived.
A number of people were lined up in handcuffs outside the concert hall before 10 p.m.
Blake Street is closed between 19th Street and 20th Street. The alley is also closed, police said. White said the area would be closed much of the night as the investigation continued.
The Kottonmouth Kings were scheduled to be the night’s headline act. Also scheduled to perform were Deuce, Dizzy Wright and Snow Tha Product.
A witness, Shawn Teter, said the Kottonmouth Kings had not yet taken the stage when he saw a man on the floor and people trying to revive him with water.
“It looked like the kid was drunk,” Teter said shortly after leaving the music hall. “I didn’t see any blood, though.”
The rest of the concert has been cancelled and the hall was emptying after 10 p.m.