SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A Springfield man is charged with attempted armed robbery after pulling a knife on a woman in Springfield Tuesday.

According to the Springfield Police Department, at around 2:50 p.m. officers were flagged down by a woman near the intersection of Main and Union Streets. She told police that a man asked her for change and then pulled a knife on her and then walked away.

Officers found the suspect and recovered the knife. Fifty-five-year-old Hector Barrera was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Armed Robbery (Attempted)
  • Armed Assault to Rob