Arrest Made in Fair Market Bomb Threat

Ruben Hill
March 18, 2018

It's also being reported, that bomb-sniffing dogs were brought into the JW Marriott hotel in downtown Austin, where The Roots, are staying, to thoroughly check the premises.

Later in the evening, the police department was "able to identify and locate the suspect believed to be tied to this threat", and Ingram was arrested and charged on third-degree felony charges of making a terroristic threat.

The city said the show sponsor Bud Light made the decision to cancel the event in the interest of attendee safety, though Bud Light didn't announce any such plans until 9:42pm. Trevor Wilson Ingram was arrested shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday night.

Austin Police arrested a man late Saturday in connection with a bomb threat that caused the cancellation of the Roots' show at South by Southwest conference.

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

"We are truly sorry to have to cancel the event, but we felt it was necessary to take all safety precautions", the company added. "Tonight's show has been canceled", he wrote, before nixing the tweet. It is unclear if police found any such packaging at Fair Market on Saturday. "They'll make official announcement but I'd rather save y'all the trouble of waiting in line", read one of the tweets.

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