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Tyler the Creator

Arrested

For Inciting a Riot

3/15/2014 1:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Tyler the Creator
was arrested Saturday afternoon at an airport in Texas ... after cops say they had a warrant with his name on it -- for starting a riot at the SXSW festival.

Austin PD officials say Tyler was booked this afternoon for inciting a riot at his concert Thursday.

0315-tyler-the-creator-arrested-02Cops released a video of the riot (below) -- and Tyler is clearly telling everyone to break down the barricade to get in.  The scene is pretty scary.

As you may recall, Tyler's concert was cancelled the night before -- after a driver plowed into a crowd of people waiting to get in -- leaving 2 dead and 23 injured.

According to the warrant ... a bartender at the facility told police he tried protecting a woman from getting trampled on ... but a guy punched him in the face for it.

Tyler's still in custody on a $3,500 bond.

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324 COMMENTS

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46.

Weedweedweed420    

It was not a riot I was there. The place was half full and they weren't letting people in when there was clearly room. It was a free show and kids were waiting for 2+ hours in the hot sun. So no you people have no idea what you're talking about

168 days ago
47.

hannahcuellar    

Bunch of racist idiots on here

168 days ago
48.

Oaxaca1    

Awkward name--who is this child?

168 days ago
49.

Randaleese    

Other than causing riots, what else is on his resume?!?

168 days ago
50.

MsLybra75    

I think he's bipolar.

168 days ago
51.

daneeechan    

Mmkay

168 days ago
52.

Usagi-chan    

Trash. All of them.

168 days ago
53.

B4-I-FU-RU-18?    

Moron.

168 days ago
54.

CupCake3713    

I love Tyler The Creator because all the haters dot bother him, hes strange and creative i love hes music.... i can't stand when people what to blame celebrities , video games and/or movies from one persons stupidity

168 days ago
55.

Lucey    

He doesn't have the $3500 for the bond? Bahahaha idiot

168 days ago
56.

chicago_animal     

Who?

168 days ago
57.

Bob    

who? never geard if him

168 days ago
58.

Chris    

Good, 2 die and 23 injured, F your music Tyler, show some respect, have fun in jail

168 days ago
59.

Clara Isobel    

Waiting for the RT Podcast to talk about this..

168 days ago
60.

satans    

That was the weakest riot I have ever seen. **** the police. FREETYLER

168 days ago
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