Man detained by police after pulling gun at Midway stadium

Posted at 8:59 PM, Oct 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-28 11:13:03-04

A man was detained by police after they say he pulled a gun at the Midway Panther's Stadium. 

According to a release from Midway ISD, a man, Vincent Sampson, entered the stadium between the junior varsity and freshmen football games around 7:30 p.m.

According to Midway ISD spokeswoman Traci Marlin, the game has just ended when Sampson entered the gates of the stadium with a dog, which notified an officer of his presence.

The officer approached Sampson to tell him he could not bring the dog inside. According to Marlin, Sampson was arguing about open carrying allowing him to have a gun.

"We are not aware of the man's intent, but no harm was done to students, spectators, or anyone involved in the situation," the school district said. 

Police said he pulled out the gun from his waistband but did not point it at anyone. No shots were fired and no one was harmed, according to Marlin.

"The suspect was afforded ample opportunity by the officer to comply with the statutes regulating the License to Carry a firearm at this particular location," Hewitt Chief Devlin said.

Sampson was placed under arrest for Public Intoxication and Unlawfully Carrying of a Weapon. He was booked into the McLennan County Jail.

Texas law prohibits citizens to carry firearms on school buildings, grounds or buildings where school activities are taking place. 

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