Springfield “Most wanted” suspect arrested, now facing kidnapping charges

42-year-old Anthony Magri was found hiding in a hutch in a child's bedroom

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A man described as one of Springfield’s most-wanted suspects was arrested Monday night, thanks to a 22News viewer’s tip, Springfield Police said. Forty-two year-old Anthony Magri is now facing several additional charges, including kidnapping, in connection with his time hiding out in a Springfield home.

Lt. Rolland said Magri was identified and located after the notification aired on 22News and WWLP.com.

According to Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney, at around 8:00 Monday night, they received a call from a child who said: “The guy Tony who is wanted on the news for armed robberies is hiding at my residence and my mom is frightened.” Delaney says that Magri was holding the victims against their will once they became aware that he was a wanted fugitive.

Officers ultimately found Magri hiding inside a hutch in a child’s bedroom.

Delaney told 22News that Magri used a handgun or knife in four armed robberies this past weekend, and that Magri is also wanted in Florida on similar charges.

Magri is facing the following charges:

  • Assault and robbery armed with a handgun
  • Armed robbery
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon with a victim 65 years of age or older
  • Robbery while armed with a firearm
  • Fugitive from justice

He faces additional charges in connection to his hiding out on Dunmoreland Street:

  • Kidnapping (4 counts)
  • Assault and battery with a knife
  • Threat to murder
  • Intimidation of a witness