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Standoff ends peacefully at gas station in SE Colorado Springs

Circle and I25 standoff Cropped (3)

CSPD responded to an incident at a gas station in southeast Colorado Springs, resulting in a standoff that ended peacefully Monday morning.

According to police, a man entered the Circle K convenience store and Shell gas station on the corner of Circle Avenue and I-25 where it was initially reported that he had shoplifted. Police are now investigating to determine if that was indeed the case. The suspect also reportedly broke a window with a crowbar or similar tool.

The man then left the store and sat in a car in the parking lot of the gas station where he refused to come out. Police surrounded and sealed off the area as a precautionary measure.

The man was in custody shortly before 11:30 a.m.

Police say that the man was emotionally upset -- he apparently was grieving the loss of someone he knew. He has been taken to a local hospital for an evaluation.

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Suzie Ziegler

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