Atlanta police are investigating the incident at #DragonCon where 2 women were injured when chairs were thrown from the 10th floor of the Marriott Atlanta Marquis Hotel onto people below. Both women were hospitalized and released, but it was a very frightening experience for both.
One of the victims, Kelly McDaniel, was walking in a first floor area of the hotel when one of the chairs hit her on the head. She then felt blood pouring down her face. She believes that her #costume hat (she was dressed as Loki from the #Avengers) reduced the severity of the injury.
The Director of Media Relations for DragonCon released the following statement:
“Two women at Dragon Con were injured at the convention early Sunday morning when two chairs were dropped from an outside balcony on the 10th floor in the Marriott to a landing below. The women were treated and released at separate hospitals.
We are grateful that the injuries were not more severe. And we are proud of the Dragon Con attendees who stepped up quickly, realized the severity of the situation and provided immediate assistance.
Atlanta Police Department is investigating.”
The hotel management also said that they would be taking steps to ensure that this doesn’t happen again in the future.
We again urge anyone with knowledge of who threw the chairs from the 10th floor of the Marriott Hotel at DragonCon to contact the Atlanta Police Department.
- WSB-TV (With Video): Woman hit in head after chair is thrown from hotel’s 10th floor
- FoxNews (With Video): Dragon Con attendee hit by chair thrown from 10th floor of hotel
- Reddit: Chairs Thrown from 10th Floor of Marriott at DragonCon