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Arrest Made After Bomb Threat Against The Roots' SXSW Showcase

Trevor Weldon Ingram, 26, faces felony charges of making a terroristic threat.

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Arrest Made After Bomb Threat Against The Roots' SXSW Showcase

The Austin Police Department has arrested a man who allegedly called in a bomb threat on Saturday night, forcing the cancelation of the Bud Light x The Roots & Friends Jam showcase at the Fair Market venue, according to the Austin Chronicle.

Trevor Weldon Ingram, 26, was arrested early Sunday morning on third-degree felony charges of making a terroristic threat.

According to a statement released by the city of Austin, the police were contacted at 4:23 p.m. CT on Saturday afternoon by a representative of Live Nation, which was staging the Roots’ showcase, to report a bomb threat received via email. Police officers were dispatched to the Fair Market venue on Fifth Street and “conducted a complete check of the area.” Although “no threat was found,” the event’s sponsor, Bud Light, opted to cancel the show.

Bud Light didn’t notify the public until after 9 p.m. CT, at which point a large crowd was lined up outside Fair Market. As the Chronicle reports, the APD “was still canvassing the property as late as 10 p.m.”

Later Saturday, police were able to identify the suspect, pictured above, and obtained a warrant for his arrest shortly after 11 p.m. CT. He was taken into custody at 11:15.

Saturday’s terrorist threat came in the wake of a series of parcel bombs in Austin that have killed two people and injured two others. Investigators have said they believe those attacks are related. In three bombings, spread out over 10 days beginning March 2, residents found cardboard packages outside their houses. Two of them exploded as they were being handled by the recipients.

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