Fairfield Police responded to the Fairfield Alumni Football Stadium at 1579 Stadium Drive for the report of an adult male in the parking lot threatening students. The 911 caller reported that the man possibly had a firearm and was upset over something that happened at the last football game. Officers arrived within three minutes of being notified of the event and took 22-year-old Joseph Mattia into custody. The investigation continues, however, preliminary findings indicate that Mr. Mattia was upset about some interaction Fairfield students had with members of his family. Although allegations of Mr. Mattia being in possession of a firearm were made, we were unable to locate a firearm or any evidence to conclude that he did in fact possess one. No students or staff were harmed during this incident. Mr. Mattia was charged with (2) counts of menacing, trespassing, and disorderly conduct, all 4th degree misdemeanors. He is scheduled to appear in Fairfield Municipal Court on November 27.
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