"I'm sure we will return to Austin ladies and gentlemen". The statement said that Ingram allegedly emailed the threat, which Live Nation Music reported to police Saturday afternoon. Ingram was charged for making a terrorist threat and for third-degree felony three hours after the event cancellation.
South by Southwest is now underway, as the city of Austin, Texas remains on high-alert after three package bombs have left two people dead and two injured in the last two weeks. Central time on Saturday. "Officers conducted a complete check of the area, and no threat was found". Trevor Wilson Ingram was arrested shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday night.
QuestLove, the frontman for the Philly band, warned fans about the cancellation on Twitter and then deleted his tweet. The show was set to take place at Fair Market , where a staffer for the Austin Chronicle overheard organizers discussing a bomb threat.
On Twitter, SXSW apologized to attendees for the inconvenience, writing, "Your safety and the safety of all fans at SXSW is our most important priority".More news: Late-Night Madness: Michigan Stuns Houston With Epic Buzzer-Beater
According to The New York Times, Ludacris, Rapsody and SWV also had been scheduled to perform. The cases remain unsolved.
Despite the lack of evidence of a bomb, the Roots' show was canceled anyway due to security concerns.
Draylen Mason, 17, was killed and his mother wounded when a package bomb was opened Monday in their kitchen.
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.