SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A portion of Worthington Street in Springfield has reopened Wednesday morning after an incident that is being investigated by Springfield police.
22News sent crews to the area of Worthington and Federal streets and saw it being closed off by yellow caution tape, as well as numerous cruisers and officers. A badly damaged car there also in the roadway.
MAP: Worthington Street in Springfield
During an undercover police operation, at around 1:20 p.m. on Tuesday, Morales was identified as a suspect who was wanted on firearms charges didn’t stop for police and crashed.
Near the intersection of High and Myrtle streets, a man, later identified as 25-year-old Luis Morales who attempted to trip the undercover officer and then reached into his fanny pack. Police announced their presence and Morales dropped the fanny pack and ran away with a group of men who were chasing the undercover officer.
The fanny pack had a loaded firearm and Massachusetts ID Card with Morales’ name. He was later arrested later at around 8 p.m. on the 800 block of Worthington Street after he didn’t stop his car for police and crashed. Morales was located on the sidewalk and officers provided first aid.
He was arrested and sent to Baystate Medical Center due to his injuries.