PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Police say a Massachusetts man who fled a traffic stop ditched a gun on the lawn of a middle school, potentially putting students in harm's way.

The Berkshire Eagle (http://bit.ly/2o7maFm ) reports that Adam Masefield, of Pittsfield, was held on $5,000 bail Wednesday in connection with the chase, this week but had his bail revoked in an unrelated case.

Police say the 30-year-old Masefield sped through stop signs and red lights when officers tried to pull him over. He eventually got out of the car and led officers on a foot chase onto Herberg Middle School property. That's where police say he tossed a gun he was not permitted to carry.

He pleaded not guilty.

His lawyer argued for lower bail, saying he always shows up for court and is not a flight risk.

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Information from: The Berkshire (Mass.) Eagle, http://www.berkshireeagle.com