Matthew Bromson, 48, of North Gramby, Connecticut, was arrested Friday after weapons were found in his car outside Gillette Stadium
A Connecticut man was arrested after police seized multiple weapons from his car parked in a Gillette Stadium employee parking lot during the Winter Classic on Friday.
Matthew Bromson, who is not an employee of the New England Patriots’ stadium in Massachusetts, had his car searched after police were notified of a suspicious man in the parking lot at about 11.05am.
Police found swords, a stun gun, cross bow, sling shot, a meat cleaver and several other weapons inside Bromson’s car.
The Foxborough Police Department said that there had been no threat to the NHL Winter Classic, which kicked off at Gillette Stadium at 1pm.
The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Boston Bruins 5-1.
Bromson, 48, of North Gramby, Connecticut, is facing charges of trespassing, possession of an electric stun gun, disorderly conduct and three counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, police said in a statement on Facebook. He will be arraigned on Monday.
‘This is an isolated incident and at no time was there a threat to Gillette Stadium,’ the police department said in the statement. ‘Bromson was taken into custody without incident and there were no injuries to any of the involved parties.
Weapons, including a sword, slingshot, meat cleaver, crossbow and stun gun, were found in Bromson’s car when police searched it following a report that he was acting suspicious
‘Bromson is not an employee of Gillette Stadium. Also through the investigation, it was determined that Bromson was incapacitated due to alcohol intoxication.’
Police said that it was Bromson’s ‘actions and words with an object that caused three witnesses to be in fear for their safety’.
A day earlier, on December 31, police encountered Bromson at an America’s Best Value across the street from the stadium’s employee parking lot.
‘Bromson was asked to leave the hotel by management and officers assisted Bromson to another local hotel in close proximity to the location of the incident,’ police said in a statement. ‘During the search of Bromson’s vehicle, it appeared that he was living out of the vehicle.’
Bromson has had several run-ins with police over the years, including a 2014 incident in which he was reportedly involved in a standoff with police, according to Mass Live.
There were no shots fired in the almost-nine-hour standoff, which reportedly took place after police tried to serve an outstanding warrant at Bromson’s Granby home.
Nearby, the NHL Winter Classic was happening on Friday at Gillette Stadium between the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins. Police said there had been no threat to the game or stadium