A SWAT team was used to enter into a home in Pueblo West and subdue a man who had allegedly threatened family members with a handgun.
Pueblo County Deputies say they were sent to the 600 block of Paradise Road in Pueblo West around 9:30 Monday night. When they arrived, family members told them that Michael Seedorf had threatened suicide and menaced family members with a handgun. All but one elderly member of the family were able to get out of the house.
Area homes were alerted to the standoff with a reverse 911 call, deputies report.
Eventually, the elderly family member got out of the home but Seedorf still refused to talk to the deputies. Throughout the evening, Seedorf was spotted with both a handgun and a shotgun.
Around 11:44 p.m., Seedorf was in bed with a large and reportedly aggressive dog. He continued to refuse orders from the Sheriff’s Office and they decided to send in a SWAT team.
They breached through a window and had Seedorf in custody by about 12:15 a.m. He was taken into custody without any further trouble.
Seedorf faces charges of menacing with a deadly weapon and prohibited use of a weapon. The Sheriff’s Office says alcohol is a suspected factor in the event.