CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (NEWSPLEX) — Charlottesville Police have confirmed that 25-year-old Bryan Silva has been arrested, after a stand-off that happened Sunday at a home on the 2500 block of Jefferson Park Avenue.
Silva has been charged with abduction and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
In a press conference Sunday afternoon, Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Longo told CBS19 the suspect surrendered after police used a chemical irritant on the home.
Police responded to a domestic dispute call around 6:00 Sunday morning at the home where the barricade situation occurred.
According to police, the call was made by a neighbor.
Apparently, a 17-year-old girl had been at the residents when a dispute occurred. She then left go to the neighbor’s house.
The girl told police she had been held against her will by her boyfriend and that he had also threatened her with a handgun. She also told officers that he had threatened to shoot the police.
According to police, warrants were obtained for the suspect inside the home on the 2500 block of Jefferson Park Avenue. The warrants were for a firearms charge and abduction.
Police made contact with Silva via phone, but Silva refused to leave the home. This prompted police to activate SWAT Teams.
During the barricade, which lasted several hours, the stretch of JPA around the 2500 block was closed for responding Police and SWAT Teams.
CBS19 also spoke exclusively with Silva’s mother, who says she is devastated by the news.
This is a developing story