Last weekend, the Princeton Police Department arrested the university’s men's swimming team captain, senior Samuel Smiddy, for illegal possession of a firearm. 

According to The Daily Princetonian, an anonymous tip about Smiddy was sent to the police early Saturday morning. The police then found and arrested Smiddy at Cloister Inn, one of Princeton’s eating clubs, for carrying a shotgun. The police reported that, although the shotgun was not loaded at the time, they did discover that Smiddy had a small load of ammunition stored in his room. 

Smiddy has been released and a court date is currently pending, indicating that the police determined Smiddy does not pose any imminent danger to the community, the Princetonian reported.

Spokesperson of the Princeton Police Department, Lt. Jon Bucchere, would not comment to the Princetonian on why Smiddy was in possession of the firearm, so the Princeton senior’s intentions are still unknown. Additionally, the university refused to comment on how Smiddy’s arrest will affect his enrollment status.

Smiddy declined requests from The Princetonian to comment on his case.

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