- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 6, 2016

A country music concert in Delaware to be headlined by Grammy Award-winners The Band Perry was canceled hours prior to the show on Sunday due to threats by two individuals, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday. 

“Police did not specify what the men said, but released security camera photos and asked the public to call with any information,” the L.A. Times reported. “Dzmitry N. Papou, 35, turned himself in to police Monday night after the photos were released. He was charged with felony terroristic threatening and released on $20,000 unsecured bail. Police also said they have identified the second man, but have not arrested him and released no more details because the investigation is ongoing.”

“Since this is an active ongoing investigation, we are not at liberty to share the details,” an official with the concert venue, Freeman Stage, told the Delaware News Journal, the L.A. Times reported.

Patti Grimes, executive director of the Carl M. Freeman Foundation, which operates the Freeman Stage, said “… the threats were made about 2:55 p.m. on Sunday to an employee at a welcome center near the venue and that they were specific to the concert,” the L.A. Times said. “Police, the band’s representatives and venue officials believed public safety could have been at risk if the show proceeded.”

The Freeman Stage has rescheduled the country music trio from Alabama to perform on Wednesday, Aug. 17, and is giving ticket holders to the canceled performance until July 15 to “request a refund or exchange,” the venue’s website said. Additional tickets for the new show will go on sale on July 19.

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