Janya Williams, an 18-year-old safety guard, has been arrested for sending out a pretend textual content message at this yr’s Lollapalooza competition. The message, acquired on the TextNow medium, threatened a mass taking pictures on the Chicago competition on July 29 at 4 pm.
Williams has now been accused of sending her supervisor an nameless message earlier than 3 pm on the second day of Lollapallooza. The textual content message allegedly learn:
“Mass taking pictures at 4pm location Lollapalooza. We’ve got 150 targets.”
After authorities discovered that it was the 18-year-old who despatched the message, she admitted to it saying that she needed to go away work early.
Safety guard created pretend Fb profile to ship mass taking pictures message at Lollapalooza
In line with NBC Chicago, Williams additionally allegedly instructed her supervisor that her sister had alerted her about one other mass taking pictures risk on Fb. She confirmed them a message which was a screenshot of a unique message that wasn’t posted on Fb.
Authorities are additionally alleging that the 18-year-old additionally created a pretend Fb web page below the title Ben Scott as a way to create the pretend put up.
When the Chicago police and the FBI Joint Counterterrorism Activity Power had been notified, they found the Apple iCloud account and IP tackle of the TextNow quantity. They discovered that the quantity belonged to Williams.
When Williams was questioned, she admitted to sending the message. She additionally added that she made the pretend Fb put up as she needed to “go away work early.”
As of now, Williams has been charged with a felony depend for making a false terrorist risk.
On Sunday, July 31, Cook dinner County Decide Mary Marubio set her bail at $50,000. She is about to look earlier than the court docket once more on Monday, July 8.
j-hope carried out as headliner at this yr’s Lollapalooza
BTS performer j-hope was introduced because the headliner for July 31 at Lollapalooza’s Bud Gentle Seltzer Stage. He performed a big portion of his solo discography, together with a rendition of BTS’ Dynamite.
j-hope was the primary Korean artist to headline a serious U.S. music competition. He additionally turned the artist to promote the best variety of tickets ever. Additionally performing on the competition had been Tomorrow X Collectively, who made historical past changing into the primary Ok-pop act to carry out on the competition.
This yr’s Lollapalooza additionally featured a star-studded lineup with artists together with Metallica, Dua Lipa, J. Cole, Inexperienced Day, Machine Gun Kelly, The KID LAROI and Charli XCX amongst others.
In the meantime, the Indian iteration of Lolapalooza has been introduced for January 2023. The competition will happen in Mumbai on January 28 and 29, and is being organized by leisure and ticketing platform BookMyShow.
The inaugural version of the competition in India will probably be open to over 60,000 followers, and can function 4 phases with over 20 hours of dwell music carried out by a number of the greatest names globally and regionally.
Followers can register for the Indian version of the competition on its official Indian web site. Whereas the early chook tickets for the competition are offered out, the final part tickets will probably be introduced later.
The star-studded artist line-up for the first-ever Indian version of the competition will probably be introduced later this yr.