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Man on the court (pregame) at Staples with knife

Posted on: March 19, 2011 2:59 pm
Edited on: March 19, 2011 4:38 pm
Posted by Royce Young

Via Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal: "Just arriving at Staples Center to an apparent security breach. Man was on court with a knife, cops on court with guns drawn."

“He was talking a lot of jibberish, making a lot of veiled threats and nobody could understand him,” said Lee Zeidman, general manager of Staples Center. “”A lot of vulgarity, a lot of statements that didn’t make any sense. We quite frankly don’t understand why he tried to do this.”

It was a 20-minute standoff between the police and the man, with eventually police tackling the man near the visitors bench. Police shot the man with rubber bullets before tackling him. Cavs forward Christian Eyenga was actually on the floor warming up when police converged on the man.

Reportedly, the lower bowl was evacuated.

The Cavs play the Clippers today at Staples Center. No other information at this point but I'll update when more is released.

Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: March 20, 2011 3:55 am

Man on the court (pregame) at Staples with knife

man that would probably be scary as hell... to witness a cavs vs clippers game.

Since: Jun 4, 2009
Posted on: March 19, 2011 11:54 pm

Man on the court (pregame) at Staples with knife

LMAO !!!!

Since: Dec 4, 2006
Posted on: March 19, 2011 3:08 pm

Man storms court (pregame) at Staples with knife

Probably realized he was at a Cavs-Clippers game and couldn't control himself. Maybe somebody sold him a ticket and he thought it was to a Lakers game.

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