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Cage the Elephant lead singer Matt Schultz was arrested in New York Metropolis on Thursday and charged with legal possession of a weapon, the New York Police Division confirmed to PEOPLE.
An worker on the Bowery Resort on Manhattan’s Decrease East Aspect referred to as the cops after they allegedly witnessed Schultz, 39, carrying a handgun right into a public restroom on the bottom flooring on Wednesday night time, in line with the Daily Mail.
Police say they responded a day later and knocked on Schultz’s door. He reportedly admitted to cops to proudly owning two .45 caliber weapons, however when requested by the police if he nonetheless had the weapons, he responded that he didn’t know, per the publication.
The NYPD says he was then arrested and brought to the ninth precinct station home.
A decide granted police a search warrant to enter his room the place cops say they discovered two loaded weapons, a Sig Sauer and a Smith & Wesson, in line with the Every day Mail.
There are conflicting media stories about whether or not or not Schultz possessed a firearm license for the weapons. The Every day Mail reported that Schultz didn’t have one, whereas ET Canada claims he did.
Schultz’s reps haven’t but responded to PEOPLE’s request for remark.
The “Ain’t No Relaxation for the Depraved” singer had reportedly left the ninth precinct station home briefly on Friday to select up medicine from Bellevue Hospital earlier than returning just a few hours later.
Schultz didn’t have any prior legal historical past earlier than his arrest on Thursday.
Rock band Cage the Elephant was fashioned in 2006 in Bowling Inexperienced, Kentucky. Schultz beforehand labored at a sandwich bar and as a plumber earlier than becoming a member of the band.
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The band discovered industrial and demanding success as their sophomore album Thank You Blissful Birthday debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and their 2015 studio album, Inform Me I am Fairly, earned a Grammy award for finest rock album. Additionally they gained one other Grammy for finest rock album for his or her 2019 album Social Cues.
The band is scheduled to perform in Toronto, Canada on Aug. 2 and on the Festivent in Quebec, Canada two days later. It’s unknown but if Schultz’s arrest will have an effect on these tour dates.