Bomb threat cancels The Roots' SXSW concert

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This was due to an unnamed "security concern", but multiple sources attribute this to a bomb threat. Of course, the event space was searched, but Gov. Greg Abbott's office said "no threat was found".

Although officers reported to the scene and found no explosives, CNN reports that Austin police arrested Trevor Weldon Ingram, 26, in connection with the threat a little before midnight on Saturday.

According to Austin police, there were no indications of any broader security concerns for any other activities.

A performance by The Roots at SXSW was cancelled on Saturday, following a bomb threat.

The Bud Light event was cancelled at 9:40 on Saturday as a precaution.

The Roots are the house band on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

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Almost 20,000 civilians fled the town and surrounding areas in the first mass exodus since the Ghouta offensive began a month ago. Syrian official news agency SANA released this picture of Syrian civilians holding bags of belongings as they flee fighting.

Questlove confirmed the news that the show would be canceled around 8:30 local time in a tweet that has since been deleted.

Police swarmed the Fair Market venue as the South by Southwest performance was called off, about a half hour before the hip-hop show was scheduled to begin, according to the Austin Statesman. I'm sure we will return to Austin ladies and gentlemen. "They'll make official announcement but I'd rather save y'all the trouble of waiting in line".

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Ludacris, Jessie Reyez, Rapsody, Dermot Kennedy and Tank and the Bangas were also acts scheduled to perform at the concert, but were unable to.

Questlove went on Instagram to express his disappointment but understanding. Multiple people were injured in the explosion Sunday night, and police warned nearby residents to remain indoors overnight as investigators looked for possible links to other package bombings elsewhere in the city this month.

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