• New Castle man charged after bringing gun to softball field

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    NEW CASTLE, Pa. - A New Castle man is facing charges after police said he brought a gun to a softball field in May.

    Authorities said police were called to Gaston Park on May 28 for reports of a fight. When officers arrived, they found Matthew Madrid, 24, with a gun.

    Investigators said Madrid told police that he feared for his life after a fight at the field, and that’s why he had a gun.

    According to police, Madrid had a permit to carry a concealed weapon, but was charged with public drunkenness and disorderly conduct.

    Police said Madrid admitted to drinking earlier in the night.

    Authorities said Madrid’s gun and license were seized.

    No injuries were reported in the incident.

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