Shelter-in-place order in northeast Colorado Springs neighborhood lifted after police learn suspect left home

Standoff situation in Colorado Springs 6/28/22.
Standoff situation in Colorado Springs 6/28/22.(KKTV)
Published: Jun. 28, 2022 at 10:29 PM MDT|Updated: Jun. 29, 2022 at 4:19 AM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - The suspect in a domestic disturbance turned himself over to police Wednesday morning, ending a four-hour shelter-in-place for surrounding neighbors.

Officers responded to Half Turn Road just northeast of Palmer Park around 8:40 Tuesday night for the reported disturbance. Believing he was barricaded inside his apartment, police issued an alert just before 10:30 p.m. for people living in the immediate area to not leave their homes:

“This is the Colorado Springs Police Department with an emergency message. Today is 06-28-2022. There is police activity related to a barricaded suspect in the area of 3800 Half Turn Rd. You are asked to stay indoors; please lock and stay away from windows and doors. Please stay out of the immediate area until further notice. CSPD will send an all clear message when appropriate.”

Police eventually were able to reach the suspect by phone and learned he had left the area.

“Officers convinced him to return to the scene, where he was taken into custody without incident,” a CSPD lieutenant said.

The all-clear for neighbors was given at 12:36 a.m.

At the time of this writing, police have not released any information on what prompted the original 911 call, other than it being a domestic disturbance. There were no reports of injuries to anyone on scene.

The suspect was identified by CSPD as Seth Blakely.

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