By Sarah Begley
July 17, 2015

3 Doors Down singer Brad Arnold stopped the music during a recent concert to yell at an audience member who had apparently hit a woman during a Tuesday concert at Broomfield, Colo.’s 1stBank Center.

The incident was caught on video by another concertgoer, Melissa Nichols, who posted part of the video on Instagram. Guitarist Chris Henderson saw the clip and reached out to Nichols for the full footage, which she shared with him. Henderson then posted the video on his YouTube page.

In the video, Arnold stops his bandmates and says, “Hey, homie, you don’t hit a woman! You just pushed a woman out of the way to get in a fight,” using an expletive to address the man. “Get him the hell out of here,” he added.

The interruption was met with enthusiastic cheers from the crowd. Henderson told TIME that Arnold had never stopped a concert over a brawl before, but that this was “a pretty insulting incident.”

“When he did it,” Henderson said, “I was like, ‘Man, I’m really glad you did that, because that was gonna get really ugly really quick.'”

Security guards climbed over a fence and the lights were turned on in the house so they could see the perpetrator, who was then escorted out.

When Arnold questioned whether he was right to stop the music after the concert, Henderson told him he had done the right thing: “Your morals kicked in,” he said.

Warning: this video contains explicit language.

Correction: The original version of this story misstated the 3 Doors Down band member who stopped the band from playing. He is Brad Arnold.

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