BOSTON (WHDH) -
A 28-year-old Marshfield man was arrested allegedly with two guns on him trying to get into Boston University's commencement on Sunday.
Sally Massa, the wife of the man, said that "it was a misunderstanding."
"We just recently got a pair of guns for my birthday and he wanted to get comfortable carrying them," Massa said.
She said that the two were at B.U. for her sister's graduation. He thought it would be okay at a private university to carry the guns, but that he was planning to go back to the car when he learned of the restrictions.
The family said that the man, Drew Massa, has been licensed to carry for years but only for hunting and target practice.
"I want to make it clear that he didn't mean to take it out or any attempt to do anything. He was exercising his right to have them," Sally said.
Drew is being held overnight by police and will appear in front of a judge on Monday. He has a completely clean record, according to his wife.
The increased security ahead of the graduation ceremony was a direct result of the marathon bombings and included metal detectors and increased police detail.
Students and family members that attended the commencement had no idea that the incident occurred just outside the school.