Man Arrested for Making Bomb Threat at SXSW
Austin, Texas has been on high alert for the past couple of weeks due to a deadly string of package bombings that have claimed 2 lives and critically wounded another. Fast forward to this weeks world famous South by South West Music and Arts Festival, and you can only imagine what kind of stress law enforcement must be feeling when it comes to keeping the massive amount of tourists and celebrities in town for the marathon of musical events safe.
According to the Statesman, authorities wasted no time arresting 26-year-old Trevor Weldon Ingram for making a bomb threat by email just after 4 in the afternoon on Saturday. After checking the concert venue in question (The Roots SXSW Jam at Fair Market) and finding nothing to back up the threat, officers placed Trevor under arrest for making a terroristic threat (a 3rd degree felony that could mean up to 10 years in prison).
Even though no bomb was found, the concert featuring The Roots, Ludacris, Rapsody and SWV that night at Fair Park was cancelled.