CHARLOTTE, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – Star comedian Craig Robinson from “The Office” was evacuated during a performance at a Charlotte comedy club due to an active shooter situation, he said on his Instagram account.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said they responded to calls around 9 p.m. Saturday at the Comedy Zone at the AvidXchange Music Factory. Queen City News was on the scene.
Robinson posted on his Instagram that he was at the club when police came in; they moved everyone outdoors during the altercation.
“Thank you to the Comedy Zone security and staff for getting us to safety quickly,” Robinson wrote.
According to the Comedy Zone’s website, he was in the midst of a four-day stretch of performances.
“Thank you, everyone, for your outpouring of support and well wishes,” he continued. “Thanks be to God no one was hurt.”
Robinson could be seen outside the Music Factory at the Big Time Rush concert, a Los Angeles-based pop band that was performing at the factory’s amphitheater.
Officers said a suspect had a gun and fired it inside the business. No injuries were reported, and the suspect was arrested, according to the police report.
“I’m glad that nobody got hurt,” said a witness. “I’m glad it wasn’t fatal.”
Robinson’s final show was set for Sunday night at 7 p.m. but was canceled.
The Comedy Zone is set to “take a short breather” after the events that took place Saturday night, the business said in a statement.