Springfield standoff ended after suspect was tased

Manuel Silva of Springfield allegedly threatened officers with knife

Manuel Silva, 46, of Springfield, is facing new charges after he allegedly threatened police with a knife while they were serving an arrest warrant Tuesday morning.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A man who was wanted on warrants allegedly threatened officers with a knife before leading them on an hour-long standoff at his Sixteen Acres home Tuesday morning, Springfield police say.

Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney told 22News that Manuel Silva, 46, now faces additional charges including two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, resisting arrest, and carrying a dangerous weapon whole having an active warrant.

According to Delaney, members of the department’s Warrant Apprehension Unit, state troopers, and federal marshals went to Silva’s Burns Avenue home at around 8:40 to serve arrest warrants for domestic charges. When they got there, Silva allegedly grabbed a knife, and threatened the officers with it as they tried to arrest him.

Delaney says Silva, still armed with the knife, then led them on a standoff in which he did not allow them to come any closer. During this time, Silva’s mother was removed from the house for her safety. The standoff didn’t come to an end until a U.S. Marshal used his taser on Silva to subdue him.

The officers were not hurt, and police were then able to get Silva under arrest.

Silva is set to be arraigned Tuesday in Springfield District Court.

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