Impressive Arsenal Found in Car Outside Mass. Stadium

A 48-year-old man was arrested and faces a litany of charges
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 2, 2016 4:25 PM CST
Impressive Arsenal Found in Car Outside Mass. Stadium
Weapons seized from a car parked outside Gillette Stadium hours before the NHL's Winter Classic on New Year's Day.   (Foxborough Police Department)

A meat cleaver, a stun gun, a katana, and a crossbow. Those are just a few pieces of the impressive arsenal found inside the car of a man in an employee parking lot at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, CBS Boston reports. Police say 48-year-old Matthew Bromson was acting suspicious outside the stadium hours before the Winter Classic—an annual outdoor NHL game—on New Year's Day, according to WCVB. CBS reports he was believed to be drunk. A photo taken by police following Bromson's arrest shows at least eight weapons pulled from his car.

Bromson is facing a litany of charges, including assault with a dangerous weapon after allegedly making witnesses "fear for their safety" through his "actions and words," CBS reports. A spokesperson says Bromson isn't an employee of either Gillette Stadium or the New England Patriots, who play there. It also doesn't appear he was there to attend the Winter Classic. Police say he was never a threat to anyone inside the stadium. According to WCVB, Bromson was involved in an hours-long standoff with Connecticut police back in 2014. (More weird crimes stories.)

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