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As a freshman, Noah Fant was a significant contributor for Kirk Ferentz and the Iowa Hawkeyes. However, football took a back seat on Tuesday, as a report indicates that the talented tight end faced a scary situation.

Dan Hendrickson of WHOTV in Omaha brings word that a man is facing charges after allegedly pulling a gun on Fant in his hometown.

“According to a report from the Omaha Police Department Noah Fant says he was in the park on Tuesday evening when a man approached him, pulled out a handgun, pointed it at him and told him to leave the park.  Fant says the man told him that he had a permit to carry the weapon.

Fant left the park and called police.  He initially told them he didn’t want to press charges but said if police were able to find him he would.  He told officers he believed the suspect lived in a house near the park because he’d seen the man before in the area.”

While Fant seemingly emerged in relatively harmless fashion, police officers were dispatched to the seen and they uncovered more details.

“As officers were searching the area near the park they spotted a man matching the description provided by Fant run into a home.  Police were able to talk to the man’s mother who convinced him to come to the door.  Officers reported the man, 23-year-old Matthew Trimble, was heavily intoxicated and placed him in the back of their cruiser for their own safety.  Trimble’s mother says her son told her that he had confronted a group he believed to be smoking marijuana in the park.  She agreed to turn over his handgun to officers.  Police say the gun was loaded with one round in the chamber and 11 in the magazine.”

It sounds as if the man in question will be facing charges and, hopefully, will not be a menace to anyone else. Regardless, this was a perilous situation and it is a great thing that Fant (or anyone else) was not injured or harmed.

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