The Office Star Craig Robinson’s Comedy Show Halted Due to Active Shooter Incident

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The Office Star Craig Robinson’s Comedy Show Halted Due to Active Shooter Incident

Craig Robinson (Photo: James Atoa/Everett Collection)

Craig Robinson (Photo: James Atoa/Everett Collection)

Craig Robinson, one of the stars of The Office, was evacuated from a comedy club in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he was scheduled to perform on Saturday night, after an active shooter incident at the venue.

A man at the club held up a gun and demanded that everyone leave. According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, he later discharged the gun, but the club was evacuated before the gun was fired, so there were no injuries, and the suspect is in custody.

Robinson later posted a video on Instagram about the experience.

“I’m safe,” he said while at a Big Time Rush concert at the Metro Credit Union Amphitheater. In the video, he said he was told to go to a nearby theater while police dealt with the “active shooter.” Robinson added, “I’m cool. It was wild. I was in the green room and they’re like ‘everybody get out.’ It was a moment for sure.”

He later posted a message on Instagram that reads, “Thank you to the Comedy Zone security and staff for getting us to safety quickly. Thank you everyone for your outpouring of support and well wishes. Thank you CMPD for swift action in apprehending the shooter. Hopefully he gets the help he needs. Thanks be to God no one was hurt. Please stay safe everyone.”

Robinson played warehouse worker Darryl Philbin on The Office. He also had a recurring guest role on Brooklyn Nine-Nine as car thief Doug Judy. In addition to his work on TV, Robinson has been in a number of movies, including Hot Tub Time Machine, Pineapple Express, This Is the End, and more.

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