Police Standoff with Machete-Wielding Man Ends Peacefully

Springfield Police negotiate with a man barricaded inside a house. The man attacked officers with a machete and scythe.
Springfield Police negotiate with a man barricaded inside a house. The man attacked officers with a machete and scythe. –Springfield Police Department

Update, 5 a.m.: A police standoff with a man in Springfield ended peacefully overnight with no injuries and the suspect being taken in for psychiatric evaluation.

WWLP reported that the 26-year-old man had allegedly attacked police with a machete and a scythe before barricading himself in a home on Aspen Street. Police surrounded the home and used pepper spray to flush him out and arrest him.

No charges have been filed at this time.

Original Story: Springfield Police confirm they have surrounded a man barricaded in an Aspen Street home. According to police, the man attacked officers with a machete and scythe. Negotiators are now on scene trying to convince the man to surrender.

This post will update as the story develops.

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