Hours-long standoff comes to an end in a Security neighborhood southeast of Colorado Springs
SECURITY-WIDEFIELD, Colo. (KKTV) - A standoff on a quiet residential street southeast of Colorado Springs came to an end Thursday evening.
Deputies were in the neighborhood since just after 7:30 a.m. when they first responded to the home on Stingray Lane on a reported domestic violence incident.
“It escalated pretty quickly, so within half an hour we had our tactical support unit deployed, as the suspect had barricaded himself inside the home,” said El Paso County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Jacqueline Reed.
Five schools in the area were placed on secured perimeter status, though Widefield School District 3 eventually dropped that to a single school, Grand Mountain, a K-8 school less than a mile from the scene. At the end of the school day, all of the statuses for each school were lifted. The status was precautionary and is standard procedure when law enforcement activity is happening in close proximity to a school. All students and staff were reportedly safe.
Reed said authorities believe the man was inside alone.
“We believe that he is. We believe that the other individuals were able to get out safely.”
At 11:15 a.m., law enforcement gave the man a final warning before using flash bangs to get him to come out, according to our reporter at the scene.
At about 4 p.m., the sheriff’s office announced the man was found in the home deceased.
The sheriff’s office tells 11 News these situations are always difficult, but they use their resources to hopefully make for a peaceful ending. Unfortunately, that was not the case on Thursday.
The person who was barricaded in the home was not publicly identified.
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