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Women hit by falling chairs at Atlanta Marriott Marquis; APD investigating

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Atlanta police are investigating after two women were struck by chairs at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis early Sunday morning. 

Police responded to the area around 1:40 a.m. and identified the victim as 21-year-old Kellie McDaniel. McDaniel was outside on the hotel's atrium level when she was struck by one of two chairs that had possibly been thrown from the hotel's upper levels, what is believed to be the hotel's 10th floor. 

A second woman was also struck by a chair. She was treated at a separate hospital and released. 

It is not known at this time who may have thrown the chairs. McDaniel suffered a cut to the top of the head and she was transported for treatment. She was conscious and alert. 

No arrests have been made at this time, and there are no immediate witnesses or video available. No one else was injured during the event. 

Dragon Con officials released the following statement about the incident:

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. 

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