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Man With Meat Cleaver, Stun Gun In Car Arrested Near Sports Stadium

Police confiscated several sharp-edged weapons in the parking lot near Gillette Stadium in Massachusetts.

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Several weapons seized in Gillette Stadium employee parking lot. Suspect faces multiple charges. FPD investigating

Police arrested a man on Friday after recovering a stun gun, a meat cleaver, and several other sharp-edged weapons from the trunk of his car, which was parked near Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

Foxborough police were alerted around 11 a.m. on Friday to suspicious activity in the employee parking lot of Gillette Stadium during the Winter Classic hockey tournament, a spokesman confirmed to BuzzFeed News.

The 48-year-old suspect, Matthew Bromson, was arrested after police found the weapons in his trunk. He has been charged with trespassing, disorderly conduct, possession of an electric stun gun, and three charges of assault with a dangerous weapon.

A Foxborough police officer told BuzzFeed News that the incident was isolated, and that there was never a threat to people inside the stadium. The venue serves as the home to the New England Patriots football team, the Boston Bruins hockey team, and the New England Revolution soccer team.

This isn't the first time Bromson has run afoul of the law.

In September 2014, Bromson was arrested after he barricaded himself in his home during a nine-hour standoff with police, and threatened to shoot one of them, The Republican reported.

Tamerra Griffin is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based Nairobi, Kenya.

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