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Authorities arrest suspect following standoff in Security-Widefield

Bjoern Pacot
Security-Widefield standoff
Posted at 7:44 AM, Aug 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-05 19:18:50-04

SECURITY-WIDEFIELD — The El Paso County Sheriff's Office tweeted that a suspect that prompted a brief standoff in Security-Widefield Monday morning is in custody.

El Paso County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Natalie Sosa said deputies helped Colorado Springs police officers find and arrest 29-year-old Bjoern Pacot, an auto theft suspect who barricaded himself in the 6700 block of Fielding Circle, near King Elementary School.

Neighbors were asked to shelter in place as a precaution, but authorities arrested the suspect without firing shots. No one was injured.