Dangerousness hearing for Springfield man pending judge’s decision

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Keniel Santiago

Keniel Santiago (Springfield Police Department)

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The hearing regarding a Springfield man who is accused of pointing a gun at Springfield Police is pending a decision on the issue of dangerousness on Friday.

According to Hampden County District Attorney’s Office spokesman Jim Leydon, arguments on the issue of dangerousness were made on Friday in regards to an incident involving 19-year-old Keniel Santiago of Springfield pointing a firearm at a Springfield Police officer. Judge Murphy set a place holder date of January 7 to render a decision.

Keniel Santiago is charged with the following:

  • Possession of a Firearm without a FID Card
  • Improper Storage of a Firearm
  • Discharging a Firearm within 500 feet of a Building
  • Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (4 Counts)
  • Assault & Battery on a Family/Household Member
  • Breaking and Entering into a Building at Nighttime

Springfield Police Spokesperson Ryan Walsh has also said Santiago has open firearms and drug charges out of Holyoke District Court and open firearms and drug charges out of Vermont from a November 17th arrest.

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