Man arrested for allegedly stabbing a 50-year-old woman in Pueblo West, also facing kidnapping charges

Jesse Murphy, photo courtesy: PCSO

PUEBLO, Colo. (KKTV) - The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office says a standoff near Pueblo Central High School is over and the suspect is in custody.

The situation put the school on "heightened awareness" Monday morning right as kids were arriving to school.

PCSO says Jesse Murphy, a recent parolee, was wanted for a stabbing that happened just after midnight in Pueblo West. The 50-year-old female victim is expected to be okay.

Officials say Murphy tried to hide out in a home right across from the school. The SWAT team was activated after officers tried to negotiate but they got no response.

There were other people in the house as well.

“The quick actions of the Deputies and the SWAT team helped to keep this incident from escalating into a very volatile situation,” said Pueblo County Sheriff Kirk M. Taylor. “The patience and professionalism of our Deputies and SWAT team members led to a safe surrender of this very dangerous suspect.”

Murphy is facing charges of attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault, second-degree kidnapping, menacing with a deadly weapon and a protection order violation.