Suspect arrested after threatening law enforcement, barricading self inside Security-Widefield home

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office says a standoff in Security-Widefield that began on Dec. 7...
The El Paso County Sheriff's Office says a standoff in Security-Widefield that began on Dec. 7 ended peacefully early in the morning of Dec. 8.(KKTV)
Published: Dec. 7, 2021 at 10:43 PM MST|Updated: Dec. 8, 2021 at 6:54 AM MST
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EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - A standoff between law enforcement and a suspect finally ended Wednesday morning after nearly five hours.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office says the situation ended peacefully despite numerous threats made by the suspect towards deputies at the scene.

“At 8:19 p.m., we received a 911 call in our communications center from a female who indicated an adult male had walked into her home [on Bison Drive in Security-Widefield] -- an adult male who she had a restraining order against,” said Lt. Deborah Mynatt with the sheriff’s office. “She was able to leave the home. ... We had deputies drive to the scene, spoke to the suspect through the door, who refused to comply with orders.”

That continued as the hours went on.

“A lot of constant communication was going on ... unfortunately, he still refused to leave the home. And again, this home belongs to the female who originally called us. So he is refusing to leave the residence, and in turn, that communication turned a little threatening.”

The suspect began threatening to use “multiple” weapons against law enforcement, prompting deputies to call in crisis negotiators and the sheriff’s office to issue a shelter-in-place order for residents in the 2200 block of Bison Drive.

Finally, the sheriff’s office announced at 1 a.m. that they had arrested the suspect.

No injuries were reported despite the suspect’s threats. He now faces burglary and trespassing charges, as well as charges for violating his restraining order.

He has not been identified at the time of this writing.

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