Friday, August 10, 2012

Prominent Attorney Arrested for Legal Gun Carry

Forty-six-year-old Sung H. Hwang maintains he had a right to bring a loaded gun into a movie theater. No one was injured during the incident.

A 46-year old man and a licensed attorney was arrested Tuesday night in New Haven after police say he brought a loaded gun concealed in his waistband into a screening of "The Dark Knight Rises."

Sung H. Hwang's lawyer Hugh Keefe told the Associated Press today that his client's arrest at Criterion-Bow Tie Cinemas at 86 Temple St., where he was found with a loaded gun in his waistband, was "baseless." Hwang is a well-known lawyer in New Haven and heads the Law Offices of Sung-Ho Hwang LLC at 1 Audobon St., New Haven. He is also an officer with the New Haven Bar Association.

Hwang was charged with breach of peace and interfering with police. He was released last night on a promise to appear in court.

Keefe told the AP that his client had a right to carry his gun into the movie theater – Hwang has a valid state of Connecticut permit to carry a pistol.

An earlier Associated Press article stated that Hwang is a Branford resident but New Haven Police maintain that he is a New Haven resident. Hartman said it is possible that he could have an additional home in Branford. That has not been confirmed by Patch.

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Note:  I wonder how much this will cost the city for a settlement.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Westlake, Ohio a few miles west of Cleveland.

Theater suspect faces weapons charges
WESTLAKE — The North Ridgeville man who police say brought a pistol, four knives and bandages into Regal Cinemas in Crocker Park on Saturday night has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon. Scott A. Smith was being held Wednesday night at Cuyahoga County Jail and is due in Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas [...]