Twitter is a magnificent tool for getting breaking news, but sometimes it’s too fast for it’s own good.
As of 11:06pm EST, reports started surfacing of a UFC fighter in an armed standoff with police in Miami, F.L. This was the only official news item on the subject, courtesy of NBCMiami.com:
Armed Suspect Threatened People at a Jiu-Jitsu School
Authorities have set up a perimeter Thursday night around the Oakland Park home of a suspect who earlier threatened people inside a Jiu Jitsu school, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said.
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.
He then went to his home at 2041 Coral Heights Blvd. and locked himself inside it, according to the BSO.
The SWAT team responded to the scene, and authorities are trying to establish contact with the suspect, the BSO said.
Who was the armed suspect? According to Twitter, it was none other than UFC light-heavyweight Thiago Silva.
While Tachi Palace Fights rolls along in California, Thiago Silva is in an armed standoff with police in Florida. Just a Thursday in MMA.
— Jordan Breen (@jordanbreen) February 7, 2014
Plus there is Thigao Silva acting a fool. SMH.
— Greg Savage (@TheSavageTruth) February 7, 2014
Thiago Silva’s reportedly involved in an armed standoff with police.
— Patrick Wyman (@Patrick_Wyman) February 7, 2014
I don’t look at Twitter for a few hours and all of a sudden Thiago Silva is in an armed standoff with police
— Rian Scalia (@rianscalia) February 7, 2014
— RJ Clifford (@RJcliffordMMA) February 7, 2014
If the Thiago Silva police standoff rumors are true, he finally found a way for everyone to forget about the synthetic urine debacle.
— Rob Tatum (@RobTatumMMA) February 7, 2014
So yeah, Thiago Silva. Twelve fights in the Octagon since 2007, with three losses and two “no contests” for hinky urine samples.
And as of midnight, reports are that he’s in police custody.
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