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Suspect in custody following standoff in Security-Widefield

SECURITY-WIDEFIELD, Colo. (KRDO) -- A suspect is in custody following a standoff in Security-Widefield.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office responded Thursday afternoon after a report of shots fired. Shortly after arriving, a standoff between deputies and the suspect began.

The standoff happened on Cornell Street, according to the sheriff's office. Neighbors were urged to secure homes and stay away from doors or windows.

According to investigators, shots were initially fired within a vehicle. Before running into a home, the suspect had fired shots at neighbors.

The suspect has barricaded themselves inside of a home. The suspect was barricaded inside the home for several hours. Investigators say the suspect might be wearing some armor.

At 8:52 p.m., the sheriff's office confirmed the suspect was taken into custody and the shelter at the place had been lifted.

A neighbor near the home where the barricaded suspect is told KRDO how they were trapped inside trying to keep his young children calm.

No word on what charges the suspect may face or an identification. El Paso County Sheriff's says more information will be given Friday morning.

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  1. In other words, he started road rage with his kids in the back of the car, and ending up biting off more than he could chew. Dad of the year right there.

  2. Shame the police couldn’t take care of him once and for all so he doesn’t have a chance to kill someone.

    1. Bit BLOOD-THIRSTY, are you? All Lives matter and think your Call to ‘put down’ another human is rather Uncalled for.

    2. How do you feel about the situation, now that it’s been revealed the man is black?

  3. We cannot have someone driving around and responding to anything by shooting an AR-15 twice up through his sun roof. Get all the facts- kktv has lots more.

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