A group of friends had planned to have a fun, fright-filled evening when they went to visit Nashville Nightmare Halloween in Tennessee over the weekend. Their night of harmless, scary fun took a very real turn after a woman stabbed her friend in the arm with a knife that was given to her by a person she believed worked at the attraction.
The woman was approached by a person in costume who asked her if her male friend was "f****** around with you?" The woman, who thought it was part of the show, played along and told the person that her friend was. The man then handed her a knife and told her to stab him.
The woman thought the knife was a prop and jokingly stabbed her friend in the arm. When she pulled the knife back, she saw her friend was bleeding and realized that the knife was real. The person then took the knife back and ran off, while the woman and her friends called 911. The man was taken to a local hospital and treated for his injury.
A representative from Nashville Nightmare Halloween said that they identified the individual who handed the woman the knife and has suspended the employee. In a statement, they said that they "are going over all of our safety protocols with all of our staff."
The safety and security of our patrons is our top priority, and, for the past 8 years, we have hosted Nashville Nightmare without any security incidents or major injuries.
We are still confirming the facts, but I can tell you that on Friday night, a male patron was injured by a fellow patron outside the Nashville Nightmare house. Our medical staff responded immediately, and the injured party was transported to the hospital where we understand that he was treated and released.
We have robust safety and security protocols in place, including metal detectors and onsite medical and security staffs. As we have continued to review the information, we believe that an employee was involved in some way, and he has been placed on leave until we can determine his involvement. We are going over all of our safety protocols with all of our staff again, as the safety and security of all of our patrons is always our main concern. We have not been contacted by the police, but we will cooperate fully with any official investigation.