Tool Drummer Danny Carey’s Assault Charges Dismissed

 Prosecutors in Kansas City, Missouri, have dismissed misdemeanor assault charges against Tool drummer Danny Carey.

According to Fox 4, a spokesperson for the court did not give a reason for the dismissal of the charges, telling the outlet that the case was a “closed confidential matter” as of this week.

The assault charges were pressed against Carey after he was arrested at the Kansas City International Airport on December 12, 2021 after he allegedly got into an altercation. Police claimed that the drummer was arrested after they received notice that evening of a “disturbance between two males at an airport terminal.”

Carey was booked for misdemeanor assault and faced a fine of up to $13,900. The other person involved in the altercation was not arrested.

Fox 4 reported that according to a ticket issued by officers, Carey intentionally inflicted injury when he allegedly yelled a homophobic slur at the unnamed victim while jabbing him in the chest with two fingers.

TMZ video from the evening showed Carey being handcuffed at the airport and talking to officers outside the terminal, where he could be heard asking, “Who did I assault?”

(Photo: Kansas City Police Department)