Lamb of God lead singer Randy Blythe arrested in Prague for manslaughter

By Justine Espersen

Lead singer of metal band Lamb of God has been arrested in the Czech Republic after being connected to the death of a fan who jumped onstage during a concert in 2010, according to the Associated Press.

American singer Randy Blythe was taken into custody for questioning prior to the band’s scheduled performance at the Hard Rock CafĂ© in Prague, according to The New York Times.

Blythe was later arrested Friday as police spokeswoman Jana Rosselerova told AP was accused of causing bodily harm resulting in death. A court is set to rule on Saturday to determine if they are to continue his detention.

Despite these allegations, Lamb of God’s publicist Maria Ferrero, said in a statement that no formal charges have been made and the case remains under investigation.

“This incident deals with a fan that three times during the concert jumped the barricade and rushed Randy during the performance, Ferrero said in an interview with MTV News. “It is alleged that the third time, security was not able to reach him and that Randy pushed him back into the audience where supposedly he fell and hit his head.”

The claimed incident occurred during a show at Club Abaton of Prague in May 2010.

Brother Mark Blythe told CBS News affiliate WTVR of Richmond, Va., that the manslaughter charge is “bogus and outrageous and will be dropped immediately.”

Blythe faces five to 10 years in prison if the allegations are confirmed, according Czech media Novinky.