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FAU police: Man brings BB gun into Parliament Hall

The man’s attorney said he waved the gun to break up a fight involving his girlfriend.

Photo courtesy of Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.

Photo courtesy of Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.

Photo courtesy of Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.

Katrina Scales, News Editor

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A man is facing felony charges after wielding his airsoft gun in a dorm room to break up a fight between two female students.

Jamarlee Treasure, 19, was arrested just before midnight on Monday on the sixth floor of Parliament Hall. According to an FAU police affidavit, officers arrived at the scene after the physical altercation and reported noticeable injuries on both women.

Treasure’s attorney said his client, who is not a student, was only trying to break up the fight involving his girlfriend and her roommate, WFTV said.

However, all individuals on the scene believed that the firearm was real and feared for their safety according to the police report.

A judge issued a no-contact order, banning Treasure from the Boca campus.

Treasure has been charged with aggravated assault with a firearm without intent to kill and possession of a weapon on school grounds.

His bond was set at $8,000 Tuesday and he is scheduled to appear for a hearing at the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Nov. 22.

Katrina Scales is the news editor of the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email [email protected] 

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Katrina Scales, Contributing Writer
Katrina is a senior multimedia journalism major who’s previously worked as news editor. Interests include classical piano, federal politics, and warm cookies from Wawa. She hopes to someday work for National Public Radio, preferably in a region that’s warm like her home state of Florida. Follow her on Twitter: @katfxsh
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