Machine gun seized after disturbance call in Springfield


Credit: Springfield Police Department

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A Springfield man was arrested after police found a fully automatic machine gun in his possession.

According to Springfield Police Spokesperson Ryan Walsh, around 2:50 a.m. on August 1st police were called to a disturbance on Merritt Street. One of the people involved in the disturbance, 31-year-old Ismael Garrafa of Springfield, was found and stopped by police on Berkshire Avenue.

Garrafa was detained and searched. Inside his waistband, police found a firearm with 14 rounds of ammunition and equipped with an unregistered full automatic sear, which makes it capable of firing as a fully automatic weapon.

Garrafa was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Carrying a loaded firearm without a license
  • Carrying a firearm without a license
  • Firearm violation with 3 prior violent/drug crimes
  • Convicted felon in possession of a firearm
  • Possession of a loaded machine gun
  • Possession of a large capacity firearm during the commission of a felony
  • Carrying a loaded capacity firearm on a public way
  • Possession of a high capacity magazine/feeding device
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon (2 Counts)

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