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1 taken into custody following a standoff in Colorado Springs Thursday night

SWAT activity in Colorado Springs 6/17/21.
SWAT activity in Colorado Springs 6/17/21.(KKTV/Wayne Hicks)
Published: Jun. 17, 2021 at 5:53 PM MDT|Updated: Jun. 17, 2021 at 6:43 PM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Police in Colorado Springs blocked off a neighborhood near Garland Avenue and Circle Drive Thursday evening. The neighborhood is near Pikes Peak Avenue a few blocks east of Memorial Park.

Several law enforcement units responded to the area after a search warrant was reportedly executed in relation to the illegal distribution and narcotics. Law enforcement learned the individual related to the investigation had a felony warrant for escaping a correction facility and was inside the residence. According to police, the suspect then barricaded himself inside the home.

The suspect reportedly refused to surrender. According to the Colorado Springs police blotter, the Tactical Enforcement Unit (TEU) began to search the residence and requested the assistance of a Police Canine. K9 Officer Weise and Canine Hulk responded. Officer Weise gave several K9 warnings in an attempt to get the suspect to surrender and Canine Hulk barked warnings of his own. The suspect ignored warnings confident in his choice of hiding places.”

The K-9 reportedly found the suspect and officers were able to take him into custody. The suspect was reportedly treated on scene and then taken to the hospital for treatment from the K-9.

Detectives say they recovered a large number of narcotics, U.S. Currency and a firearm.

11 News was at the scene at about 5:30 p.m. and part of S. Garland was closed all the way to S. Circle. As of 5:50 p.m. the scene was still active and the SWAT team was in the area.

Just before 6:30 p.m. the roadway was back open and a majority of the officers had left the neighborhood.

Police confirmed one person was taken into custody as they executed a warrant. The suspect was not publicly identified and police weren’t able to share what the warrant was for. There was no danger to the community last time this article was updated at 2 p.m. on Friday.

The purpose of this article is to provide residents in the area with the latest information on a heavy police presence in the area. This article may or may not be updated depending on the circumstances of the arrest.

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