HARTFORD, Conn. — Former UConn males’s basketball star Ben Gordon was arrested Tuesday, only a day after his former school workforce received the nationwide championship, following a weird incident through which he allegedly threatened a number of folks with a knife at a juice store in Stamford.
Gordon, 40, was discovered with a folding knife, brass knuckles and a stun gun following a disturbance at Juice Kings at 36 Atlantic St. in Stamford, in keeping with Stamford Assistant Chief of Police Richard Conklin.
The Stamford Police Division was referred to as to the enterprise on Tuesday at about 9:50 a.m. on the report of a person there performing weird and aggressive and threatening workers with a knife, Conklin mentioned. The suspect, later recognized as Gordon, was compliant when police requested him to step exterior however shortly stopped cooperating when an officer informed him to place his palms on a close-by wall, in keeping with Conklin.
Gordon, the assistant chief mentioned, was taken into custody with minimal pressure after refusing to adjust to police. Officers discovered a folding knife clipped to his pocket and a backpack containing brass knuckles and a stun gun, Conklin mentioned.
Gordon — who performed for the Huskies from 2001-04 earlier than an NBA profession that spanned from 2004-15 — was taken to the Stamford Police Division, the place Conklin mentioned his weird conduct continued. That led to the choice to have him evaluated at an space hospital earlier than he was transferred again to police custody, in keeping with Conklin.
Conklin mentioned Gordon — who turned 40 the day he was arrested — continued performing aggressive and weird and refused to cooperate with the reserving course of. The division’s Behavioral Well being Unit then intervened, which calmed the previous basketball participant down considerably earlier than his household and pals arrived on the division, calming him down additional sufficient to get him via the reserving course of, Conklin mentioned.
Gordon posted a $10,000 bond after being charged with three counts of carrying a harmful weapon, two counts of threatening and a single rely of interfering with police, disorderly conduct and sixth-degree larceny.
No accidents have been reported within the incident Conklin mentioned may have gone very in a different way.
“We’re pleased with our response and blessed to have a Behavioral Well being Unit,” the assistant chief mentioned. “We hope he will get no matter sources he wants.”
Gordon, who’s scheduled to look in Stamford Superior Courtroom on April 18, has had a number of run-ins with regulation enforcement over the past a number of months.
Based on the Related Press, the previous NBA participant was arrested on misdemeanor battery expenses in November 2022 after a safety guard at a Chicago McDonald’s was punched within the face.
A month earlier, Gordon was arrested on assault expenses after allegedly punching his son within the face a number of instances at LaGuardia Airport in New York.