Providence guard arrested on gun charges

Providence College suspended guard Alyn Breed after he was charged with pointing a gun at his girlfriend, among other charges, over the weekend.

Providence police said Breed wielded a gun during an exchange with his girlfriend in an off-campus apartment over the weekend, according to a report from The Providence Journal.

providenceHe is also accused of taking a cell phone, driving someone’s car without permission, and vandalism.

A recent story from detailed the charges and the response from the Friars’ athletic department.

Below is an excerpt from the story.

Breed, 22, is charged with using a firearm in a violent crime, carrying a dangerous weapon during the commission of a violent crime, carrying a firearm without a license, unlawful entry of a home, domestic robbery, domestic vandalism, and driving a vehicle without the consent of the owner, Lapatin said.

Breed was arrested Saturday and remained in custody awaiting a court appearance Monday. It was not known if he had an attorney who could speak on his behalf.

The school released a statement Saturday night saying athletic director Steve Napolillo and new men’s basketball coach Kim English suspended Breed, who “will not be allowed to participate in any other athletic department-related activities.”

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Breed averaged 4.8 points per game this season, which ended with a loss to Kentucky in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

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