Assault Charges Against Tool Drummer Danny Carey Dropped


Assault charges against Tool drummer Danny Carey stemming from an incident at the Kansas City Airport were dropped as of Monday, January 23, according to Fox 4. On December 12, 2021 Carey was arrested for misdemeanor assault after a physical altercation between the drummer and an airport employee.

A citation that was obtained by Billboard also includes that Carey was yelling homophobic slurs while the incident occurred, saying Carey “intentionally inflict[ed] injury” on an unnamed male while shoving him in the chest with two fingers and shouting, ‘You’re a fcking fggot!’ multiple times.”

There was no reason given for the dismissal, with the court explaining that the case is now a closed, confidential matter.

Carey was in the area for the Kansas-Missouri basketball game. He performed with the KU Basketball Pep Band the day before he was arrested.

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