Central Falls PD make domestic violence arrest

CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (WPRI) – Central Falls Police have made an arrest in a domestic violence incident.

According to police, officers received a call around noon Monday from a female stating her boyfriend, Armando Gonzalez was headed to her apartment to shoot her as well as any police officer that tried to arrest him.

The 28-year-old has a history of domestic violence and has had numerous complaints of a violation of a no-contact order.

When police spotted Gonzalez, he refused to show his hands and instead pulled out a large knife and started motioning towards officers.

Gonzalez then turned the knife on himself, threatening to take his own life.

A second officer distracted him long enough for the first officer to taser him in the torso, immobilizing him.

After being disarmed, Gonzalez was taken to Rhode Island Hospital.

He was released into the custody of Central Falls detectives and arraigned on a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon; violation of a no-contact order; domestic disorderly conduct; possession of a weapon other than a firearm; resisting arrest; and disorderly conduct.

In addition, Gonzalez also had several outstanding court warrants.

He was ordered held as a Superior Court Violator and was given $15,000 surety bail on the new charges as well as an order to complete a mental health evaluation.

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