12/14/18 UPDATE – Further details surrounding these events have emerged. It would appear that Pat O’Brien was hallucinating and speaking of “the rapture” while the events took place. He attempted to hide in a neighbors closet, fearing that “someone was after him.” Clearly, he was not in a good mental state and we hope he gets the help he needs through this situation.
Original Story – Long time Cannibal Corpse guitarist Pat O’Brien was arrested this week in Florida. According to reports from sources like WFLA News Channel 8, O’Brien’s home caught fire. Firefighters had trouble containing the blaze as the flames reportedly set off O’Brien’s ammunition inside.
While this was happening, another call to authorities was made to a nearby home on the report of a burglary. Allegedly, O’Brien had forced his way into the house and wouldn’t leave. He was found behind a fence near his home and allegedly charged officers with a knife.
He’s been charged with “burglary of an occupied dwelling with assault and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.”
He appeared before a judge, shackled and in an anti-suicide vest. His bond has been set at $50,000 with impending drug testing.