NYC Guitar Concert by Hinckley, Who Shot Reagan, is Canceled

The Market Hotel in Brooklyn cited “very real and worsening threats and hate” in its announcement on social media that it was canceling the July 8 concert.

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FILE — John Hinckley Jr. arrives at U.S. District Court in Washington, Nov 18, 2003. A July 8, 2022, concert by Hinckley, who shot and wounded President Ronald Reagan in 1981, has been canceled on Wednesday, June 15, citing "very real and worsening threats and hate," by the Market Hotel, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
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NEW YORK (AP) — A planned concert by John Hinckley Jr., who shot and wounded President Ronald Reagan in 1981, has been canceled even as Hinckley was freed from federal court oversight, the New York City venue that had booked the performance announced. The Market Hotel in Brooklyn cited “very real and worsening threats and hate” in its announcement on social media Wednesday that it was canceling the July 8 concert. The now 67-year-old Hinckley…

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