Man arrested after standoff with police on Pine Street in Holyoke

Edgar Rodriguez of Holyoke facing multiple criminal charges

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – A 41 year-old man was arrested early Wednesday morning after he allegedly barricaded himself in an apartment at 223 Pine St. in Holyoke.

Jim Leydon, spokesperson for the Hampden County District Attorney’s Office, told 22News that Edgar Rodriguez of Holyoke is now faces five criminal counts, including assault with a dangerous weapon in connection to the case.

Holyoke Police Lt. David Usher told 22News a man had called police early Wednesday morning to report that another man had threatened to get a gun during an argument.  The suspect allegedly showed the man a gun while he was on the phone with police.

When officers got there, the suspect ran away, leading police on a short chase.

Police eventually lost him, and had to use police dogs to track him down. That search lead them to the corner of Pine and Essex Streets.

That is when someone approached the officers, and told them the suspect allegedly barricaded himself inside an apartment at 223 Pine St.

A negotiator and the state police special tactical operations team were called in to assist Holyoke Police with the situation.

They were eventually able to arrest the suspect at around 4:40.

Leydon says that in addition to the previously mentioned assault charge, Rodriguez is charged with assault in a dwelling while armed, threat to commit a crime, possession of a fireram without a license, and possession of ammunition without an FID card. He will be arraigned in Holyoke District Court.