Incubus Singer Arrested After Airport Screeners Find Knife

Brandon Boyd charged with criminal possession of a weapon.

Incubus singer Brandon Boyd was arrested in New York on Wednesday for attempting to bring a switchblade on a flight.

Boyd was charged with criminal possession of a weapon after screeners at LaGuardia Airport discovered the knife in his carry-on bag, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the airport, told The Associated Press.

The singer was allowed on a later flight to Raleigh, North Carolina, so he could perform there that night (see “Incubus Announce Dates For North American Tour” ).

“I totally forgot it was at the bottom of my bag, and when the security person pulled it out, I thought, ‘Oh, no,’ ” Boyd said in a statement Thursday (October 7).

Boyd arrived in Raleigh about 20 minutes before the band was due onstage, so his management arranged for a police escort to the Alltell Pavilion. “That was the most rock star of an entrance I’ve ever made,” Boyd said. “The police cars pulled up to the venue and I literally walked right onstage.”

Incubus’ tour continues Thursday in Roanoke, Virginia, and ends November 19 in Loveland, Colorado.