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Police End Early Morning Stand-Off Without Incident

By: James H Egbert Email
By: James H Egbert Email

Colorado Springs Police responded to a report of a fight after a party on the 3700 block of E. La Salle St. around 12:30 a.m. Sunday. When officers arrived, witnesses told them that the man who hosted the party showed a handgun and started making threats.

Cops say when they tried to contact the residents inside, they refused to listen. When police realized that the suspect's wife and their 5-month-old were inside, they called in the SWAT Team.

A full response of tactical and explosives ordnance officers descended on the apartment complex evacuating residents from the apartments.

Colorado Springs Police Department hostage negotiators attempted to make contact with the man in the apartment with no reply. He has now been identified as 23-year-old Michael Hirsch.

SWAT officers eventually went into the apartment. The suspect and family were found in the master bedroom of the apartment by officers around 5 a.m.

The suspect faces Felony Menacing Domestic Violence and was taken to the county jail.

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  • by Anonymous on May 5, 2010 at 01:33 PM
    I used to live at Pine Crest until my wife threw me in jail just because she didn't get to go to Denver the next day. That apartment complex has gone down the hill in the past few years. Don't drive through there or you might end up dead like a few months ago when a guy dies in front of my building due to drinking and driving. What a world we live in!!!
  • by Misty Location: IN THE BUILDING on May 3, 2010 at 11:27 AM
    This was so amazing.. I am a criminal justice major, and to be able to see the mobile command center, SWAt, the bomb squad, and all those officers was an amazing opportunity..
  • by Kyte Location: Colorado Springs on May 2, 2010 at 11:34 AM
    Holy hell! I live in the apartment complex a few buildings down. I was awake this morning and heard none of this. WTF!
  • by Bob Location: Here on May 2, 2010 at 07:34 AM
    "When officers arrived they were met by witnesses who reported being at a party where a man had brandished a hand gun making threats." I don't know about those police officers, but if somebody came up and told me they'd seen a talking handgun, I'd probably give them a breathalyzer.
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