A man has been arrested for making ‘terroristic’ threats inside the venue where The Band Perry were set to perform.
On July 3, the country trio were scheduled to perform at the Freeman Stage at Bayside in Selbyville, Del. According to The News Journal, two men entered the venue and made some threatening statements in relation to the concert to an employee. Photos of the two individuals were circulated online with police requesting that anyone with information on the incident to come forward.
Delmarva Now reports that 35-year-old Dzmitry N. Papou turned himself in on July 4, and was charged with felony terroristic threatening and was released on $20,000 bail.
Although it’s unclear what kind of specific threats were made, the statements were enough to cause the band and venue to cancel the show just 15 minutes prior to when the opening act was scheduled to begin.
According to a statement from Joshua M. Freeman Foundation spokeswoman Alyson Cunningham, the venue had increased security after the shooting death of pop singer Christina Grimmie at an Orlando, Fla. venue last month.
“After this news was brought to our attention, we met with local and state authorities as well as artist management to make the best decision for the safety of all.”
The band shared a message to fans through their social media accounts shortly after the cancellation, and announced that they would return for a performance on Aug. 17.
To our friends + fans in Delaware. pic.twitter.com/ILoMOke9ZY
— The Band Perry (@thebandperry) July 3, 2016