Justin Bieber is in Liverpool, England, on Thursday (March 10) for his world tour, and his fans are very happy about it, which might explain why they’ve gathered in an abundance outside his hotel room.
A rep for the Merseyside Police department confirmed to MTV News that there are “large number of fans” outside Bieber’s hotel, though she “wouldn’t say it’s a riot situation, yet.” Funny enough, this is all going down at the Hard Days Night Hotel, named after the movie that chronicled the Beatles’ encounters with mobs of fans.
“Merseyside Police has been called to North John Street in Liverpool City Centre to ensure control of a crowd that has gathered outside the Hard Days Night Hotel. North John Street has been closed to traffic and police would urge the public to avoid the area if possible,” a statement sent to MTV News reads. “Officers are working with the management of the hotel and with Justin Bieber’s security team to ensure his safety, the safety of other guests and of the crowd.”
According to TMZ, in order to keep the peace, Bieber’s camp is following police orders. And though the gossip site said arrests could be made if anyone in his camp tried to elicit further response from the fans by going on the balcony, the police said, “Merseyside Police has at no time threatened to arrest Justin Bieber or members of his management team.”
Bieber himself was the first to expose the craziness online when he posted a photo of his fans, gathered in droves outside his hotel. “This is crazy. There are like thousands of people out there. love everybody but gonna try and get some sleep. please dont scream. Lol,” he tweeted and later reiterated, “THIS IS CRAZY!”
This is hardly the first time Bieber has had his fans in a frenzy . He caused quit a stir during a trip to the mall in Kitchener, Ontario, on Boxing Day in December. Prior to that he had to shut down an appearance at a Long Island area mall in late 2009, followed by a canceled in-store signing in Paris in February 2010. He caused Bieber Fever in Australia and New Zealand last April and had fans all worked up in September, when he stopped by an Edmonton, Alberta, Hooters for some grub.