Concert Postponed, Man Arrested After Alleged Threatening Statements


SELBYVILLE, DE (CelebrityAccess) — Delaware State Police have arrested one of two people who they allege made threatening statements which prompted the cancellation of a sold-out show by The Band Perry in Selbyville on Sunday.

Country artists The Band Perry were slated to perform on Sunday at the Freeman Stage at Bayside in Selbyville, but officials postponed the show due to statements allegedly made by the two individuals to the venue's front desk employees. Officials did not elaborate on the nature of the statements, but described them as alarming, according to the Delaware News-Journal

According to the News-Journal, Dzmitry N. Papou, 35, of Selbyville, turned himself in on Monday night after photos of him and another individual began to circulate on local news media. He has been charged with felony terroristic threatening and released on $20,000 unsecured bail, and ordered to have no contact with the venue, the News-Journal reported.

Patti Grimes, executive director of the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation, which runs events at the Freeman Stage, told the News-Journal that after consulting with state and local authorities and the band’s management, they decided to postpone the show just minutes before the band was due to take the stage.

“To our friends + fans in Delaware – Due to heightened security concerns, and for the safety of our fans, the show has been rescheduled for August 17,” the band said on their social media outlets. “While we are sad we don’t get to see you tonight, we love you and consider your well being and security our top priority. We’ll see you soon.” – Staff Writers