At 8:00 AM, Troopers arrested Edmund Silveira, age 86, of 881 Bay Street, Taunton, MA, as a Fugitive From Justice out of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on the charge of Aggravated Assault with a Firearm. The arrest was the result of the Massachusetts State Police contacting the barracks and advising the subject was transported to Rhode Island Hospital for treatment. Silveira was arraigned by a Justice of the Peace at Rhode Island Hospital and turned over to the Rhode Island Sheriff’s Department pending his discharge.

Media Contact: Captain David Bassignani, District “A” Commander, Rhode Island State Police, 401-764-5614 or

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