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Suspect in custody, woman contacted by Sheriff's Office in kidnapping investigation

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Posted at 9:08 PM, Aug 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-26 15:21:33-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — The El Paso County Sheriff's Office says they have a suspect in custody following a reported kidnapping on Main Street in Security-Widefield late Wednesday.

According to a release, the incident started with reports of shots fired as a woman was pulled out of one SUV and pulled into a car outside the Sonic on Main Street around 5pm.

A few minutes later, witnesses later called 911 to report seeing a woman with a bloody face running away from a vehicle near S. Academy and I-25.

Then before 6:30pm, someone on Maxwell St. called to report an armed man at the home "threatening to come back and kill them" before leaving in a white sedan.

Police later found 33-year-old Steven Vigil on Ranier Dr as he was coming out of the home while assaulting another woman and forcing her into a car, according to the Sheriff's Office.

The woman was able to break free as SWAT members moved in to apprehend Vigil. Following a short pursuit, in which Vigil allegedly grabbed a child out of the back seat to place in his lap, police were able to convince him to surrender.

The child was not injured. The woman seen running along Academy Rd. earlier in the evening was eventually located and determined to be safe.

Vigil is now charged with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree kidnapping, eluding, and child abuse.

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