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A Boston man has been arrested by police for allegedly pulling out a gun on an opposing team's parent during his son's basketball game.
According to reports from TMZ, local law enforcement were called to a "disturbance" at The Mill Works facility in Westford, Massachusetts.
Authorities were informed that a man had allegedly brandished a firearm during a heated altercation with a parent from the rival team.
In new footage posted online, players, coaches, referees and fellow parents can be seen desperately running for safety as all the courts within the arena clear almost instantly.
Another weekend of AAU and we have one dad pulling a gun on the other. Thank god it jammed. This is a sad state of affairs...this video makes me sick. pic.twitter.com/mxpP18FUFD- Garrett Hickey #BearDown (@Coach_Hickey5) May 1, 2022
In the clip, you can also hear the terrified screams of the children as they duck for cover in fear of their lives.
Thankfully no one was injured during the scary ordeal with some social media users suggesting the gun in question actually jammed.
Either way, it's not the sort of thing anyone - let alone kids at a sporting event - should be subject to.
Police eventually made an arrest, hitting 34-year-old Jose Mow of Boston with six criminal charges relating to the incident.
"This was a frightening and potentially dangerous situation that has no place in youth sports," District Attorney Ryan said.
"We have put a focus in Middlesex County on building a culture of safe and respectful behaviour on the sidelines at these types of events, and that is not what occurred yesterday.
"These types of altercations among adults are unacceptable and can have lasting impacts on our young people."
Mow is currently sitting behind bars with his next court date set for early June.
"We are very thankful for all the witnesses that came forward to lead to a quick identification of the parties involved, which resulted in the arrest and seizure of the firearm," Chief of Westford Police Depratment Mark Chambers added.
"Additionally, we are extremely fortunate that there were no serious injuries as a result of this incident."