A scary scene unfolded at the 2015 French Open on Tuesday when a large piece of metal fell off the scoreboard and landed in the stands.
The incident occurred during a quarterfinal match between Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Kei Nishikori. During the second set, a piece of metal paneling fell off the top of the scoreboard, hit something on its way down and landed where spectators were sitting:
Check out the item that fell:
Roland Garros released a statement regarding the incident:
It's very fortunate that just three people suffered injuries—and only minor ones at that. Considering the size of the piece of metal, this situation could have been much, much worse.
About 200 fans were subsequently removed from the section where the incident occurred:
According to the Associated Press (via the Washington Post), the match was delayed for about 40 minutes. Both Tsonga and Nishikori left the court and went to the locker room during the delay.