Suspect in custody following a standoff in Pueblo County
PUEBLO COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office and SWAT Team were called to an area east of Pueblo on Tuesday.
A standoff lasted for several hours near 30th Lane and Jordan Road, the area is just south of Highway 50. Authorities tell 11 News the home where the standoff took place became the focus of an investigation tied to a string of gun shop burglaries, all of the burglaries taking place this past weekend. A total of three stores were robbed.
Deputies surrounded the property and cleared several mobile homes on the site before advancing to the main house.
They used tear gas on the house several times to try and force the suspect to exit the home.
Several people living in the mobile homes nearby were evacuated when the standoff began. They will not be allowed to return home until the health department determines that the area is safe to return to.
Until then, the Sheriff’s Office has arranged for them to stay in a hotel.
multiple dogs that were inside the home during the standoff were exposed to tear gas. Those dogs were treated by medics as the scene cleared.
A suspect was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon, however the sheriff’s office didn’t identify that person.
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