Springfield man charged with assault, making threats


A Springfield man was arrested on Sunday after allegedly threatening two people with a gun.

Chicopee Police Officer Mike Wilk told 22News 32-year-old Steven Arroyo has been charged with assault with intent to rape, four counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, threat to a commit a crime, and threat to commit a terrorist act. 

Wilk said Arroyo was getting a ride with friends when he allegedly took out a gun, began to make threats, and become violent. 

The two victims told Chicopee police that Arroyo tried to pistol whip one of them, threatened them, grabbed the female victim by the hair, and threatened to assault her.

One of the victims also allegedly claimed Arroyo had contacted him on Facebook following the incident, and had made threats of shooting up the school they attend in Boston.

Wilk said Arroyo went to the police department after a Chicopee police detective was able to contact him about the situation. 

Arroyo was arrested at the station and held on $25,000 bail.

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