The Roots SXSW Show Is Canceled After Bomb Threat
The Bud Light x The Roots SXSW Jam was set to feature performances by Ludacris, Jesse Reyes and Rapsody but the concert was called off when a Live Nation Music representative contacted police to report a bomb threat received by email was made to the Fair Market event venue.
Although officers reported to the scene and found no explosives, CNN reports that Austin police arrested Trevor Weldon Ingram, 26, in connection with the threat a little before midnight on Saturday. He was arrested on charges of making a terroristic threat.
"The Bud Light x The Roots SXSW Jam at Fair Market has been canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding," SXSW said in a statement on Twitter.
Questlove went on Instagram to express his disappointment but understanding.
“Welp. It’s 2018. Show cancelled. These are the times we now live in," Quest said on IG stories.
The bomb threat was particularly significant because it comes five days after separate incidents in which two packages exploded at Austin homes, killing two people. Police have said the explosions on March 2 and March 12 were connected. Two of the people killed were black and one injured was Hispanic, prompting police to consider it as a hate crime.
On Sunday night, a fourth bomb exploded in Austin, injuring two people, according to the Washington Post.
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