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Jul022012

Prague Police Held Randy Blythe in Manslaughter Investigation

Steve Thorne/Redferns via Getty Images(PRAGUE) -- Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe could face manslaughter charges in Prague over the death of a fan at a concert in 2010, according to reports.

The heavy metal vocalist was reportedly taken into custody Wednesday after returning to the Czech capital for a show scheduled for Thursday, according to a statement from the band's publicist, which was posted by @LambofGodNews. The show was cancelled following Blythe's arrest.

Blythe, 41, is accused of causing injuries that led to a fan's death at a concert in May of 2010, according to reports. There were conflicting reports on whether he has been charged in the case.

"Under no circumstances was there a fight of any kind involved," the band's publicist wrote. "This incident deals with a fan that three times during the concert jumped the barricade and rushed Randy during the performance. 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 charge is bodily injury resulting in death, and it carries a five to 10 year prison sentence, according to Novinky.cz, a Czech news website translated by ABC News.

Blythe posted bail and was released on Saturday, prompting the official @LambofGod twitter account to tweet, "RANDY IS [bleepin'] FREE !"

ABC News spoke to band manager Larry Mazer, who said he would have more information Tuesday.

Guitarist and band mate Mark Morton tweeted that he was back home -- presumably in Virginia, where the band hails from.

"I can't wait to give Randy a big bear hug & kiss his pointy, stubbly face!" Morton tweeted.

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