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Tyler, the Creator arrested at Austin airport for inciting riot at Scoot Inn

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Tyler, the Creator was arrested on March 15 at ABIA in connection with a riot at Scoot Inn. Wikimedia Commons/ Wiki

Tyler, the Creator was arrested on Saturday at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and charged with inciting a riot. During the rapper's performance at the Scoot Inn on Thursday, March 13, he urged those waiting in line outside to break through the barricade, despite the venue being at capacity.

Multiple people caught the ensuing chaos on video and the footage has since gone viral. While Tyler, the Creator repeatedly chanted "push," fans rushed passed security guards, injuring people in the process.

The incident came less than 24 hours after Rashad Owens allegedly drove a Honda Civic through a crowd on Red River, killing two and injuring dozens more. This is not Tyler's first brush with the law. In 2011, he was arrested for felony vandalism in Los Angeles.

Inciting a riot is a Class A Misdemeanor, and Tyler, the Creator's bond is set at $3,500.

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