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Assault Charge Against Tool’s Danny Carey Dropped


Danny Carey, drummer for the multi-platinum alternative metal band Tool, has found the assault charges filed against him for a 2021 incident dismissed. Carey faced a misdemeanor charge for allegedly getting involved into a physical altercation with another individual at an Airport in Kansas City, MO back in December of 2021.

According to an incident report filed by the by the Kansas City Airport Police at the time, Carey, was alleged to have uttered a homophobic slur amid the altercation. Carey‘s subsequent arrest at the airport that night was filmed, with Carey taken into custody and the other individual in the dispute being free to leave.

Fox 4 now report that as of yesterday, January 23rd, prosecutors have opted to dismiss the charge against Carey. Due to the confidentiality of the now closed case, the reasoning for the charges being dismissed was not made public. The dismissal follows a hearing in the case that took place this past December.

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