arrive (up)on the scene

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arrive (up)on the scene

1. To reach a destination, usually as something is happening there. When did the police arrive on the scene? By the time I arrived upon the scene, Kate and Jen were already arguing.
2. slang To come into existence or to be born. Funk music arrived on the scene in the 1960s. We are overjoyed to announced that our baby daughter arrived on the scene at 11:37 last night.
See also: arrive, scene

arrive (up)on the scene (of something)

 and arrive at the scene (of something)
to reach the location of an event in progress. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on and at.) The police arrived on the scene of the crime. They arrived upon the scene of a frightening accident. What did they do when they arrived at the scene?
See also: arrive, on, scene
References in classic literature ?
Now for a moment I will ask leave to remove my own insignificant personality and to describe events which occurred before we arrived upon the scene by the light of knowledge which came to us afterwards.
In the meantime the housekeeper had also arrived upon the scene, but she was just too late to catch the young man's dying words.
Police arrived upon the scene after hearing cries for help and shot and subdued the suspect after he continued waving his knife despite their initial warning shots.
A third policeman arrived upon the scene and all three policemen saw the weird caped man in the mask running at a phenomenal speed down Richard Kelly Drive, where he somehow gained access to the allotment gardens.
Bynum is the 20-year-old wunderkind who arrived upon the scene years earlier than expected.
Once they arrived upon the scene, it became readily apparent that if the fire remained unconfined, millions of dollars in Air Force assets would be in jeopardy.