Thiago Silva arrested, charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon after Thursday night's standoff

Photo via Broward Sheriff's Office

UFC fighter Thiago Silva is in custody this morning following a standoff with Broward County police. Silva's charges include aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

UFC fighter Thiago Silva is in custody after last night's standoff with police. He has been charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, resisting arrest without violence and two other charges.

NBC Miami explains the situation that began following Silva threatening people at Pablo Popovitch Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Center:

The armed suspect went to the school at 777 E. Oakland Park Blvd. and threatened the people there, but no one was injured, said the BSO, which was called about the situation at about 7:45 p.m.

The suspect then went to his home and locked himself inside it, according to the BSO.

The SWAT team responded to the scene, and authorities were trying to establish contact with the suspect, the BSO said.

Last night the UFC issued a very brief statementof "This evening, we were made aware of a situation involving Thiago Silva.  We are in the process of gathering the facts and have no further comment at this time."

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