Reports: Netting falls on fans in Boston, two hospitalized

Two women were injured Thursday night when netting fell on them inside Boston’s TD Garden during the Bruins game against the Washington Capitals, multiple outlets are reporting.

According to WCVB in Boston, police learned of the incident just after 9:30 p.m. ET. The women were reportedly transferred to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

CBS’ Boston affiliate WBZ reported that a pole which holds in place the protective netting above the glass struck the two women who are in their 20s. WBZ identified the injuries as minor, and that officials were uncertain what caused the netting to fall.

Getty Images photographer Jared Wickerham tweeted a photo of what appeared to be his camera damaged by the falling netting. Bruins reporter Ty Anderson tweeted that the incident took place shortly after the game had ended.

Anderson also described the scene as it unfolded.

The NHL made the protective netting above glass surrounding each end of the ice mandatory to protect fans after a 13-year-old girl was struck by a deflected puck and killed in 2002 in a game in Columbus, Ohio.