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Tyler, the Creator Arrested for Inciting a Riot at SXSW

Tyler, the Creator Arrested for Inciting a Riot at SXSW 1


The Austin Police Department has released a statement on the incident. According to authorities, Tyler has been charged with a Class A Misdemeanor, with bond set at $25,000. See his mugshot below.

Tyler, the Creator was arrested at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport today, TMZ reports. The Austin Police Department had a warrant for his arrest, accusing him of inciting a riot at his Thursday performance at SXSW.

Police say Tyler “encouraged behavior causing an immediate danger and injury to persons.”

SPIN described the Tyler’s headlining show during the Converse/Thrasher “Death Match” at Scoot Inn. He told the people outside the gates to push through, leading them in a chant of “PUSH, PUSH, PUSH”. Then, hundreds of people rushed in. The venue cut the sound off, at which point the scene reportedly almost became violent. They turned the sound back on and he finished the set.


By Evan Minsker



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