Videogame company Roblox Corp.
canceled the awards presentation at its developers conference in San Francisco on Saturday, citing a “potential security concern” and a game developer was reportedly arrested on gun charges outside.
“In an abundance of caution, we have decided to cancel the Roblox Innovation Awards due to a potential security concern,” Roblox tweeted Saturday evening. “We take safety very seriously. This is not how we wanted [Roblox Developers Conference] to end.”
Citing jail records, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Sunday that a man identified as game developer Mikhail Olson, known by the nickname Simbuilder, was arrested by U.S. Park Police on suspicion of having a concealed firearm in his vehicle, along with armor-piercing ammunition and a large-capacity magazine.
The awards ceremony was held at Fort Mason Center, which is on federal property. According to the Chronicle, the suspect was arrested Saturday afternoon after allegedly assaulting U.S. Park Police officers who had been called over a report of a disturbance outside the Roblox conference.