SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- A Springfield man is facing several charges after allegedly approaching police with a machete.

Springfield Police spokesperson Ryan Walsh said that shortly before 2 p.m. Thursday, officers went to a report of disturbance involving a machete on Mulberry Street.

However, when officers arrived, they were unable to locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

Police then went to talk to a person on School Street when 24-year-old Noel Pueyo-Rodriguez of Springfield allegedly charges at officers with a raised machete.

"Officers with their service pistols drawn were able to talk Mr. Pueyo-Rodriguez into dropping the weapon," Walsh explained.

Pueyo-Rodriguez reportedly complied, but then allegedly took a fighting stance and refused to comply with officers orders.

Pepper-spray was then sprayed and Pueyo-Rodriguez was taken into custody on charges including two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon and resisting arrest.

Walsh noted that on Tuesday, police had arrested Pueyo-Rodriguez on charges of assault and battery and assault with a dangerous weapon.

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