Stand­off over tres­pass­ing ends peace­fully with cou­ple’s sur­ren­der

The Denver Post - - NEWS -

EL PASO COUNTY» A man who bar­ri­caded him­self in a trailer Tues­day morn­ing in north­ern El Paso County sur­ren­dered af­ter an hours-long stand­off with SWAT of­fi­cers.

About 8:10 a.m., a care­taker called au­thor­i­ties af­ter notic­ing foot­prints to a fifth-wheel trailer on the 13800 block of Colorado 83, said Natalie Sosa, a spokes­woman for the El Paso County Sher­iff’s Of­fice.

When deputies ar­rived, a man and a wo­man with no con­nec­tion to the prop­erty had locked them­selves in the trailer, Sosa said.

The wo­man sur­ren­dered af­ter 9 a.m., but the man did not emerge from the trailer un­til about 2:30 p.m.

“He was re­fus­ing to come out of the trailer, so we never know what that per­son’s frame of mind is — why they’re in the trailer to be­gin with, why they’re on this prop­erty — so this is a pre­cau­tion,” Sosa said about the SWAT team’s in­volve­ment.

Nei­ther the man’s name nor the wo­man’s has been re­leased. Sosa did not say if ei­ther has been ar­rested. The orig­i­nal call the sher­iff’s of­fice re­sponded to was for crim­i­nal tres­pass, but it’s un­clear what charges they might face.

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