NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WPRI) — A Fall River man is facing charges after police say he allegedly brought a loaded handgun into a children’s trampoline park over the weekend.
Officers were called to Funz Trampoline Park in New Bedford around 7 p.m. Saturday for a report of a man with a gun.
When 32-year-old Chantra Say saw the police, he attempted to hand a bag to another person, who refused to take it. He then threw the bag into a nearby garbage can.
Say resisted arrest but police say they were eventually able to place him under arrest and take him into custody.
Police say they located the bag and found a loaded 9mm handgun, with 13 rounds of ammunition inside.
“My first instinct was to get all the kids, keep them safe, so I had my supervisor some with me, I had my staff that were over at the playground, and we cleared them out of the area as fast as we could because that is like the main concern is the kids’ safety,” Manager Sky Berube said.
Say is currently on probation for assault with intent to commit murder and possession of a firearm for his involvement in a 2010 shooting.
He has been charged with carrying a high-capacity firearm, possession of ammunition, and resisting arrest.