Craig Robinson exits comedy club amid ‘active shooter’ situation
“The Office” alum Craig Robinson was getting ready to perform Saturday at a comedy club in Charlotte, North Carolina, when an “active shooter” forced him to evacuate.
Robinson posted a video on Instagram explaining that he was moved from The Comedy Zone to a Big Time Rush concert at Metro Credit Union Amphitheater next door after someone allegedly fired shots.
“Big Time Rush to the rescue,” he joked before adding, “I’m safe. I’m cool.”
“It was wild,” the “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” actor said. “I was in the green room and they’re like, ‘Everybody, get out!’ It was a moment for sure.”
As his video ends, someone tells the comedian, “They got him.”
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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Public Affairs Office confirmed the incident to USA TODAY.
Police received a call from The Comedy Zone shortly after 9 p.m. EDT “in reference to an assault with a deadly weapon with no injury call for service.”
“Upon arrival to the scene, officers located several victims who advised that the listed suspect pointed a firearm at them and made threats of bodily harm. The listed suspect discharged a firearm into occupied property,” the statement reads. “The listed suspect was in possession of a firearm and is a convicted felon.”
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The suspect has been arrested, but the person’s identity was not disclosed.
USA TODAY has reached out to the Mecklenburg County jail.
Robinson assured fans in his video Saturday that he would do a “second show” to make up for the night. The Comedy Zone’s website indicates that he’s scheduled to perform two shows Sunday night.
The venue has welcomed many famous faces in the past including Luenell, Marlon Wayans, Michael Yo, King Bach, the late John Witherspoon and more.
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