SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Federal marshals say a suspect in a triple homicide in Puerto Rico has been captured in Massachusetts.
A spokesman for the U.S. Marshals Service says 27-year-old Luis Lebron-Rivera was tracked to a vacant apartment in Springfield.
About 20 federal, state and local law enforcement officers surrounded the building Thursday morning and caught the suspect as he tried to escape out a rear door.
The spokesman says Lebron-Rivera was found with several fake IDs, and refused to provide his real identity.
Lebron-Rivera, previously a resident of San Juan, Puerto Rico, is wanted in connection with a triple homicide in 2011 that is thought to be gang related.
He will be arraigned in Springfield on a fugitive-from-justice charge. It wasn't immediately known if he has a lawyer.