Man Armed At BU Graduation Pleads Not Guilty

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A mental health evaluation has been ordered for a Massachusetts man charged with firearms violations after allegedly attempting to bring two loaded handguns into a Boston University commencement.

Andrea Massa of Marshfield was arrested by university police at a bag check area Sunday afternoon. He pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of carrying a firearm on school grounds, disturbing a school and disturbing a public assembly. The judge set bail at $100,000.

The Boston Globe reports that Massa's attorney Charles Humphreys said in court his client mistakenly believed his firearms license allowed him to carry the concealed weapons.

Massa's wife has said he was arrested when he tried to leave the commencement after realizing he wouldn't be let in.

She said the couple was there for her sister's graduation.