The Roots' SXSW Concert Cancelled Due to 'Security Concern'

Questlove of The Roots performs at the Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival on Saturday

26-year old Trevor Weldon Ingram was arrested on Sunday, and faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

Police said they received a report of a bomb threat from a Live Nation Music representative who had been warned of the alleged plot in an email.

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.

The Roots were expected to appear with Ludacris, Rapsody, Jesse Reyes and more. "In the interest of safety, (promoter) Bud Light made the decision to cancel the event", the release said.

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

The group's drummer Questlove cited "a severe emergency" in since-deleted tweets about the cancellation, while organisers have confirmed that there was a "security concern".

'No one is Mr "show must go on" than me. "There are no indications of any broader security concern for any activities relating to this incident", the police department wrote in a statement. "Thanks for understanding", he tweeted.

Ingram's motivation for the e-mail threat is not clear.

Saturday's terrorist threat came in the wake of a series of parcel bombs in Austin that have killed two people and injured two others. Those cases remain unsolved.

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