Police: Tyler, The Creator, incited riot at SXSW

3/15/2014
ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Tyler, The Creator performs during the SXSW Music Festival.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Tyler, The Creator performs during the SXSW Music Festival.
Tyler, The Creator performs during the SXSW Music Festival.

AUSTIN — Tyler, The Creator, has been arrested for allegedly inciting a riot during the South By Southwest.

Police say the Odd Future rapper was arrested today without incident and has been charged with riot, a misdemeanor in Texas.

His bond has been set at $3,500. Tyler’s publicist did not immediately respond to messages today.

Police say the 23-year-old Los Angeles resident incited a large crowd of fans at the annual music conference and festival to push their way past venue employees controlling access to an at-capacity show more than once during a Thursday performance.

Officers at the scene said in a warrant that Tyler yelled for fans to push their way inside twice, and that a bartender had to protect a woman from injury in the resulting push.