Police: Suspect Surrenders To Officers After K-9 Arrives

Police say that after a suspect refused to leave the basement he had barricaded himself in, one of their canines was able to change his mind.

The Colorado Springs Police Department received a call Wednesday afternoon alerting them that a man had shown up at a home on East Costilla Street, allegedly in violation of a protection order against him. The caller reportedly told police that the victim was scared to report the violation.

The suspect was still outside when officers arrived on scene, but police say he immediately ran into the home "without the victim's permission" when the officers tried talking to him. He allegedly barricaded himself inside the basement and ignored orders to come out.

But police say that after the suspect learned a K-9 unit had responded to the scene, he immediately changed his mind and left the home. He was taken into custody.

The suspect has been identified as Marckus Maxwell.