Report: Thiago Silva in Custody Following SWAT Standoff
UFC veteran Thiago Silva
is being alleged to have barricaded himself inside his Florida home
on Thursday evening and was surrounded by a Broward Sheriff’s SWAT
team after threatening people at a jiu-jitsu school, according to a
report in the
Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel.
While Silva was not directly named in the report, sources close to
the situation confirmed to Sherdog.com that it was the UFC light
heavyweight who was involved in the SWAT standoff. According to
news station South Florida 6 NBC, the suspect was taken into
custody at 11:15 p.m. ET.
The suspect allegedly walked into the Pablo
Popovitch Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Center at 777 E. Oakland Park
Blvd at approximately 7:45 p.m. ET, made unspecified threats and
No one at the school was injured, investigators told the
Sun-Sentinel, but NBC 6 South Florida reports the suspect was armed
at the time. The suspect later went to the 2000 block of Coral
Heights Court and locked himself inside his home.
Silva, who holds his fight camps with the Blackzilians team, has
been booked to square off with Ovince St.
Preux at UFC 171 in Dallas on March 15. The Brazilian last
competed at UFC Fight Night 29 in October, taking a unanimous
decision over Matt Hamill.
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