Updated: Monday, 07 Jan 2013, 10:49 PM EST
Published : Monday, 07 Jan 2013, 10:49 PM EST
GLASTONBURY, Conn. (WTNH) -- A man was arrested after police say he brought a gun onto an indoor soccer field at the Oakwood Sports Center after a fight broke out.
Police say it was in the parking lot, where a soccer player ran to his car, got a gun and then brought it back inside and onto the field.
It happened yesterday at the Oakwood Sports Center which is a premiere soccer club for kids. Police have arrested 29-year-old Sean Vincent and have taken his gun as evidence.
"It's shocking, i mean, everyone gets heated at some point during a soccer game, people come here to play soccer and it is a competitive game. To think that someone would go out and come back with a weapon is crazy," said Eleri Earnshaw of Glastonbury.
Police say there was a fight on the field and the referee had to call the game and that is when Vincent allegedly got his gun. Witnesses say he did not point it at anybody but held it at his side while he was on the field.
"They come here for fun, for fitness and this kind of a facility is all about sportsmanship and so to get into an altercation with someone at a game has nothing to do with Oakwood and what Oakwood stands for," said Richard Kershen of Glastonbury.
Police got called to Oakwood and by the time they got here the man had already left. They were able to catch up with him. He did have a permit for the gun but police arrested him for reckless endangerment, breach of peace and he was driving a car that was not registered or insured.
"Specially some place like this, Oakwood, which is the center of the community. There are a lot of kids here, they have fun and come here to play soccer. You don't expect it at all," said Earnshaw.
"I think it's preposterous that someone would bring a gun to a sports facility where kids are playing. That's utterly ridiculous," said Kershen.