Suspect arrested after bringing a gun into Lightning game

05/06/15

UPDATE

*Updated information regarding Lightning fan arrest*

The fan has a valid concealed weapons permit which is why the charge is a second degree misdemeanor as opposed to a felony. Tampa Police will field calls regarding event security. No other information currently available other than he was not screened properly.

From usacarry.com
The following is a list of places that are off-limits when carrying a concealed weapon in Florida:
*any place of nuisance as defined in s. 823.05
*any police, sheriff, or highway patrol station
*any detention facility, prison, or jail; any courthouse
*any courtroom
*any polling place
*any meeting of the governing body of a county, public school district, municipality, or special district
*any meeting of the Legislature or a committee thereof
*any school, college, or professional athletic event not related to firearms
*any school administration building
*any portion of an establishment licensed to dispense alcoholic beverages for consumption
*any elementary or secondary school facility
*any area technical center
*any college or university facility
*inside the passenger terminal and sterile area of any airport
*any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by federal law

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Suspect: Lucas Cassidy, 3-18-1988, W/M, 9100 9th Strest, St. Petersburg

The suspect dropped the gun in a bathroom inside the Forum. A witness notified a police officer. The officer confronted the suspect and he told her he had the gun in his pocket. He is being charged with bringing the gun to a sporting event. It is a second degree misdemeanor.

Please contact Lightning security for information on screening patrons entering the games.

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