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The Roots

In Austin, TX police arrested a man responsible for a bomb threat that caused the cancellation of the The Roots’ performance at the South by Southwest Conference.

The Variety reports that 26-year-old Trevor Weldon Ingram sent an email to Live Nation Music on Saturday March, 17 explaining that a bomb was placed at the Fair Market venue.

Officers began searching the place only to find no threat. Even with no threat the sponsor, Bud Light, decided to cancel the performance for the public’s safety. The announcement was made once people gathered to see the show.

Police statements say that they, “able to identify and locate the suspect believed to be tied to this threat and at 11:08 p.m. a warrant was signed” for the arrest of Ingram. He was charged with third degree felony charges for making a terroristic threat.

That night, in tweets that were soon deleted after being up for 20 minutes, Roots’ drummer Questlove explained that the band’s cancelled performance was because of a, “severe emergency.”

If they had the chance to perform The Roots’ would have been joined by Ludacris, Jessie Reyez, Rapsody, Dermot Kennedy and Tank and the Bangas.

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Police Cancel The Roots’ Concert After Bomb Threat At SXSW was originally published on blackamericaweb.com

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