SPD Metro Officers Arrest Suspect after Attempted Armed Robbery

Springfield, Mass. — On Tuesday September 13th at approximately 2:50 p.m. Springfield Police Officers assigned to the Metro Unit arrested 55-year-old Hector Barrera after an attempted armed robbery with a knife.

About 15 minutes prior officers were flagged down by a victim near the intersection of Main and Union Streets.  The female victim stated a suspect, later identified as Barrera, asked her for change and then pulled a knife on the victim on the 900 block of Main Street before walking away.

Officers located Barrera and recovered a knife.  He was placed under arrest.

55-year-old Hector Barrera of Springfield is charged with:

  • Armed Robbery (Attempted)
  • Armed Assault to Rob