Contact Us

Man arrested for bomb threat that canceled The Roots’ SXSW show

Trevor Weldon Ingram
Trevor Weldon Ingram, who was arrested on charges of Terroristic Threat

A man was arrested Saturday night (3/17) for allegedly placing a bomb threat to the 5th Street Fair Market in Austin, TX where The Roots were to have performed that night. Trevor Weldon Ingram, 26, was arrested on charges of Terroristic Threat, a third-degree felony:

The Roots were scheduled to play their third annual The Roots & Friends Jam at the Fair Market tonight with Ludacris, Dermot Kennedy, Jessie Reyez, Rapsody, Tank & the Bangas, Moon Taxi, and others but abruptly canceled the show, citing “security concerns.” Questlove shared and then deleted a Tweet around 8:30 PM, in which he described a “severe emergency.” In a subsequent post, he wrote, “Welp. It’s 2018. Show cancelled. These are the times we now live in.” This morning Questlove tweeted, “no one is Mr ‘show must go on’ than me. 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.”

Saturday’s threat followed three package explosions in Austin earlier this month, which killed two people; Austin PD believe the bombs were connected, but do not have an apparent relation to the SXSW festival.

Check It Out

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for BrooklynVegan quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!