Report: UFC Fighter Thiago Silva Arrested After Standoff With SWAT
NBC6 in Miami is reporting an incident at a Jiu Jutsu school where a man entered with a gun and threatened people. The man then left, entered his home and holed up inside before a standoff with SWAT. A property search indicates that the home is owned by UFC fighter Thiago Silva:
The armed suspect went to the school at 777 E. Oakland Park Blvd. and threatened the people there, but no one was injured, said the BSO, which was called about the situation at about 7:45 p.m.
He then went to his home at 2041 Coral Heights Blvd. and locked himself inside it, according to the BSO.
MMAJunkie.com has a source close to the situation that identifies Silva as the person in question. Silva is scheduled to fight Ovince St. Preux at UFC 171 in Dallas next month.
As always, we will keep you up to date as more information becomes available.
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