Organizers at South by Southwest conference (SXSW) in Austin canceled a concert for “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon” in-house band, The Roots, after local police received a bomb threat for the event.
The cancellation was announced late Saturday night on the SXSW Twitter page and by the concert’s sponsor, Bud Light. The bomb threat came a week after three package bombs detonated in Austin neighborhoods, killing two people and injuring two others.
— SXSW (@sxsw) March 18, 2018
According to a statement from Austin PD, event organizer Live Nation Entertainment received the bomb threat at 4:23 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. Approximately seven hours later, police identified the suspect, 26-year-old Trevor Ingram, and arrested him on charges of terroristic threat. No broader security threat has been found.
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— Austin Texas (@austintexasgov) March 18, 2018
“No one is Mr ‘show must go on’ than me,” tweeted The Roots drummer Questlove. “But we can’t risk our lives if we are told there was a bomb threat. I’m sure we will return to Austin ladies and gentlemen. Thanks for understanding.”
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