COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) – A particular person’s misery over an arrest warrant resulted in an hours-prolonged standoff with police and put a neighborhood beneath a shelter-in-place order.
Police say firefighters first responded to A house shut to Hancock Expressway and Milton E. Proby late Wednesday Evening time after receiving a name on a disaster line from the agitated suspect. As quickly as On The house, firefighters say the nameer, since recognized as 28-yr-previous Christian Cortez, tprevious them he was upset over a warrant issued for him earlier that day. Courtroom data level out Cortez is dealing with allegations of intercourse assault on A toddler beneath 15 by A particular person in place of notion.
Finally, Cortez refused To converse to firefighters anymore and went again into his house.
Cops took over, and for The subsequent two hours reportedly tried To barter with Cortez, who stored exiting and Getting into the house. All by way of one tense second early on, police say he ran outdoors threatening officers with An monumental knife earlier than going again in.
Simply after 1 a.m., Cortez allegedly tried leaving the scene.
“Cortez exited his house and entered his car that was parked Inside the driveway. Regardless of police automobiles blocking him in, Cortez tried to flee in his car, inflicting damage to 4 police automobiles,” a police lieutenant said.
Officers spritzed pepper spray into the car to cease the suspect and say he eventually surrendered to regulation enforcement.
No accidents have been reported to officers or civilians Through the incident. Cortez has been booked Inside the El Paso County Felony Simplyice Center.
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