Arrest Made in Fair Market Bomb Threat

Police say Trevor Ingram made Saturday threat to Live Nation

Trevor Weldon Ingram
Trevor Weldon Ingram

Austin Police arrested Trevor Weldon Ingram last night on third degree felony charges of making a terroristic threat. Ingram, 26, is accused of issuing the bomb threat that canceled the Roots’ show Saturday night at Fair Market.

According to a city statement issued at 1:53am on Sunday, Ingram was arrested after allegedly emailing Live Nation Music earlier in the afternoon on Saturday that there was a bomb planted at the East Fifth Street venue. Live Nation told APD, whose officers went out to Fair Market to canvass the property; no threat was found at that time.

The city said the show sponsor Bud Light made the decision to cancel the event in the interest of attendee safety, though Bud Light didn’t announce any such plans until 9:42pm. By that point, Chronicle staffers were reporting that the area was filling up with arrivals for the since-canceled show. Those same staff members said they spoke with people working at Fair Market on Saturday who reported that APD was still canvassing the property as late as 10pm.

Police were able to identify and locate Ingram during that time, and at 11:08pm secured a warrant for his arrest. He was arrested at 11:15pm. The city noted no indications of “any broader security concern for any activities related to this incident.”

Keep up with all our SXSW coverage at austinchronicle.com/sxsw.

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for over 36 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

READ MORE
Passion Project
Passion Project
Jim Cummings is supercharging self-distribution with Thunder Road

Richard Whittaker, Oct. 12, 2018

Shirley Manson and Lauren Mayberry Will Keynote SXSW
Shirley Manson and Lauren Mayberry Will Keynote SXSW
Scottish singers among first wave of speakers for SXSW 2019

Richard Whittaker, Sept. 10, 2018

More by Chase Hoffberger
Revisiting the Railroad Killer
Revisiting the Railroad Killer
Local journo Alex Hannaford’s Dead Man Talking podcast investigates the case against a man on death row

Nov. 16, 2018

EMS Union Set for Leadership Contest
EMS Union Set for Leadership Contest
Association to cast ballot between incumbent Tony Marquardt or challenger Selena Xie

Nov. 16, 2018

KEYWORDS FOR THIS POST

Trevor Ingram, Trevor Weldon Ingram, The Roots, SXSW, Fair Market

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

Updates for SXSW 2019

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle