Suspect caught after manhunt near UCCS campus

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Police activity had students at UCCS on edge Friday morning.

Joshua Johnson

Joshua Johnson has been caught after a nearly two-hour manhunt. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is reporting he left the scene of his ex-girlfriends house after breaking in and threatening her with a gun. He took off in a red Nissan truck, and law enforcement tried to talk with him, but he sped off.

His ex-girlfriend said he had several guns in his car, as well as carrying a hand gun. Deputies and officers worked together and locked down the area for students at UCCS and nearby businesses. Officers were on top of roofs armed with rifles as they searched for Johnson.

11 News did a background check on Johnson and learned the warrant for his arrest came after he failed to show up in court for minor charges.

He is now facing charges of first-degree burglary, felony menacing, possession of a weapon by a previous offender, third-degree assault and harassment.