Suspect in Widefield standoff in custody

Standoff in a Widefield neighborhood 7/22/21.
Standoff in a Widefield neighborhood 7/22/21.(KKTV/Wayne Hicks)
Published: Jul. 22, 2021 at 5:36 PM MDT|Updated: Jul. 22, 2021 at 9:02 PM MDT
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WIDEFIELD, Colo. (KKTV) - An emergency alert went out to residents in a Widefield neighborhood Thursday evening telling them to shelter in place.

The following was sent out at about 5:30 p.m.

“This is the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office. Today is 07-22-2021. There is law enforcement activity in the area of 100 Cornell St. Please secure your home and stay away from the doors and windows. You will receive another notification when the situation has been resolved.”

According to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, shots were fired by a man before the standoff started.

The standoff ended peacefully at about 8:30 p.m. and the suspect was taken into custody.

A map of the area that was impacted is below:


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