Suspect in custody after stabbing victim with machete; standoff with officers
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A suspect is in custody after reportedly stabbing a person with a machete and having a standoff with officers Monday evening.
The incident started just before 4 p.m. Monday in the 3100 block of Mallard Drive. The neighborhood is just north of E. Fountain Boulevard and to the west of Chelton Road.
Officers say they found the victim attacked by a machete on the left arm and wrist. The wound was described as almost severing the left hand from the body.
Other officers were called on scene and found the suspect had likely barricaded himself inside of the apartment with three other people. Officers set up containment and began making announcements to the suspect to exit the residence.
A search and arrest warrant were written for the suspect and the location. Officers say after making several more announcements at the front door, the suspect and other people exited the apartment without further incident.
The suspect was taken into custody for 1st Degree Assault with a Deadly Weapon. He was identified by police as 22-year-old Lucas Marlow.
The standoff ended soon after 7 p.m. As of 8:15 p.m., the scene was considered “secure” and the investigation was ongoing. It’s unclear at the time of this writing exactly what led up to the stabbing.
We will update the article as we learn more.
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