Man arrested after walking around Hialeah Medical Plaza with rifle

Police call incident 'apparent error in judgement'


HIALEAH, Fla. – A 74-year-old man was arrested Friday after walking around Hialeah Medical Plaza with a rifle, police said.

The incident was reported about 11:40 a.m. at 777 E. 25th St.

A 911 caller told the dispatcher that someone was walking inside the building holding a rifle.

Police confronted Gustavo Adolfo Calvet, who they said was holding an unloaded rifle.

According to Hialeah police spokesman Carl Zogby, the rifle belonged to a doctor in the medical plaza and Calvet was returning it to him after borrowing it.

Zogby said Calvet had "no ill intent with the firearm," and called the incident an "apparent error in judgement."

Patients told Local 10 News that the medical plaza. which houses five floors of doctors offices and a pharmacy, was placed on lockdown during the investigation.

Calvet was charged with improper exhibition of a firearm and released at the scene.

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