Suspect from Seelyville stand-off in court next week


VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – The suspect at the center of Wednesday’s stand-off in Seelyville will be in court next week.

Manuel Rivera, 19, was arrested after surrendering to police.

The Vigo County Sheriff’s Office stated Rivera was upset after not being allowed to see his son. Rivera’s employer contacted the Sheriff’s Office saying he had made threats to the company and employees there.

Police recovered an AK-47 and a handgun following Rivera’s arrest. Detectives are checking for additional weapons Rivera may have.

He’s being held on $35,000 bond. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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