6-hour Stratmoor standoff ends with arrest

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - A man is in custody following an hours-long standoff with SWAT and El Paso County deputies just southeast of Colorado Springs.

Domestic violence suspect David Miller is now looking at a slew of other charges after allegedly barricading himself inside at Stratmoor-area home and taking another man hostage.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office says the ordeal started when a bondsman went to a home in the 1100 block of Maxwell Street to arrest Miller on a warrant. Miller instead locked himself inside a garage and for the next six hours refused to surrender -- despite an escalating scene outside as deputies, then SWAT, a bomb squad, and crisis negotiators surrounded the home.

"We are operating as if he is armed and dangerous," El Paso County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Natalie Sosa told reporters while the situation was still active.

Miller reportedly has a long criminal history, including charges for burglary and weapons.

Families in the area were advised to remain indoors while the situation unfolded.

The hostage was eventually released unharmed, and shortly before 10 Sunday night, Miller was taken out of the house.

No injuries were reported for law enforcement during the standoff. Miller left the scene in an ambulance, but it's not clear if he suffered any injuries.

Jail records Monday morning show a David Miller being held without bond.