Game Developer Arrested on Firearm Charges at Roblox Developer Conference in SF

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A 25-year-old game developer was arrested on several firearm charges outside the Roblox Developer Conference (RDC) at San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center. The developer, identified as Mikhail Olson, allegedly engaged in a physical altercation with U.S. Park Police officers at the federal land venue. Olson informed the officers about a firearm in his car, which was subsequently recovered.

In response to the incident, Roblox canceled the awards presentation scheduled for the evening, citing a potential security concern. The company expressed disappointment with the turn of events and stated that it was not the intended conclusion for RDC.

Earlier in the day, a security concern was posted online, prompting additional officers to be deployed to the conference. However, their investigation did not uncover any alarming findings. An hour later, event organizers called Park Police back to the scene due to a disorderly adult male, leading to Olson’s arrest.

Olson was booked at the San Francisco County jail and may face four firearm charges, including leaving a handgun in an unattended vehicle and large capacity magazine activity. He is known in the Roblox community as Simbuilder and is recognized for his game Vehicle Simulator.

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