The Roots SXSW show cancelled following reported bomb threat

Frederick Owens
March 19, 2018

He defended the cancellation on Twitter on Sunday.

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 Roots & Friends Jam was scheduled to take place on Saturday night (March 17) at Fair Market in Austin, Texas as part of this year's South by Southwest festival.

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

"Due to a security concern, we have made the hard decision to cancel tonight's Bud Light x The Roots SXSW Jam", a representative for Anheuser-Busch told Rolling Stone in a statement".

"Your safety and the safety of all fans at SXSW is our most important priority", the company tweeted late Saturday night.

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- Bud Light (@budlight) March 18, 2018The Bud Light x The Roots SXSW Jam at Fair Market has been canceled.

The Roots drummer Questlove took to Twitter to tell his followers 'we cant risk our lives if we are told there was a bomb threat.

According to CBS News, police report that the message was received on Saturday afternoon, directly threatening The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon in-house band.

Police say they made a complete sweep of the venue, but found no threat. "No one is Mr "show must go on" than me".

Over the last 10 days, there have been three reportedly related package explosions in the city, killing two African-American men and severely injuring a 75-year-old Hispanic woman.

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