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.
BREAKING: @SPD_HQ Police in standoff in the woods where person is armed with a knife. Negotiating team is there off Aspen Rd.— Chris Pisano (@ChrisPisanoWGGB) May 22, 2014
Springfield police negotiate with man barricaded in Aspen Street home: http://t.co/1z9KiyoMOD— Western MA News (@WesternMAnews) May 22, 2014
This post will update as the story develops.