Man Arrested for Bomb Threat That Shut Down SXSW Concert

Man Arrested for Bomb Threat That Shut Down SXSW Concert

"Due to a security concern, we have made the hard decision to cancel tonight's Bud Light x The Roots SXSW Jam", show sponsor Bud Light/Anheuser-Busch said in a statement, per Variety.

The Bud Light event was cancelled at 9:40 on Saturday as a precaution.

Shortly after Bud Light's decision to shut down the event in advance, the Austin Police Department issued a warrant and arrested a 26-year-old suspect named Trevor Weldon Ingram.

The email received at 4:23pm on Saturday targeted a venue space where the band The Roots was scheduled to perform, according to Dallas News.

The Roots' performance would have been the third edition of a Bud Light Fair Market event at the popular SXSW conference and festival, which celebrates the tech industry and the arts. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

Photo Questlove, the Roots' drummer, performing in 2014. The performance lineup included Ludacris, Dermot Kennedy, Jessie Reyez, Rapsody, Tank & the Bangas, Moon Taxi and other surprise guests, CBS Austin affiliate KEYE reports.

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Update, 2:14 a.m. CDT Sunday: Austin police have arrested a man in connection with a bomb threat that led to the cancellation of The Roots' show Saturday at South by Southwest.

According to the city's statement, the police found no evidence of a threat after inspecting the area. Quest" posted a local news report on Twitter, adding, "no one is Mr.

In a tweet that was later deleted Saturday night, frontman Questlove wrote, "Uh, welp can't say much but for those in Austin waiting in line to see us tonight". I'm sure we will return to Austin ladies and gentlemen.

This week saw two people killed in Austin after three packages delivered to residential homes exploded.

The package-bomb cases have not been solved.

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