Man dies after being detained by security at US music festival

Patrick Murphy, 34, died early on Saturday (September 5) at the Backwoods Camping and Music Festival

Police are investigating the death of a man who recently passed away at a music festival in the US.

Patrick Murphy, 34, died early on Saturday (September 5) at the Backwoods Camping and Music Festival in Stroud, Oklahoma.

A statement, as reported by Billboard, claims that Murphy was “subdued” by security staff at the event after displaying “erratic behaviour”. He is said to have stopped breathing after being placed in handcuffs.

According to an attorney for Event Security LLC, Murphy was naked and running toward the stage when security detained him.

Murphy was pronounced dead at hospital.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation are investigating the death as a possible homicide. The Medical Examiner’s Office are to produce a toxicology report.

Murphy’s death is being investigated as a possible homicide, and the Medical Examiner’s Office says the cause of death is unknown pending a toxicology report.

Artists performing at the festival included Porter Robinson, Infected Mushroom, Com Truise, Washed Out and more.