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Riot Breaks Out at TV Audition

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Mar 15, 2009 | 6:37am EDT

Three people were arrested and two hospitalized at an audition for hit TV series America's Next Top Model.

Potential contestants for the forthcoming season of the modeling series, fronted by Tyra Banks, were waiting to try out on Saturday when chaos broke out on the streets outside the Park Central New York hotel in Manhattan.

Two women and a man were arrested on charges of inciting a riot and disorderly conduct, according to a New York Police Department official.

Two people were taken to a hospital, while a further four declined treatment for their injuries.

Authorities also shut down the audition, saying it wasn't properly organized.

Police are still unsure as to what prompted the chaos involving hundreds of people, but the panic left the street outside the hotel littered with shoes and clothing, according to news reports.

A spokesperson for the show was unavailable for comment at WENN went to press.

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