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Shelter-in-place in Fountain lifted Wednesday evening, suspect arrested

Posted at 1:22 PM, Jul 03, 2024

FOUNTAIN — A man has been arrested following a standoff Wednesday, according to the Fountain Police Department.

According to police, around noon Wednesday, a man came to the police department and said he had been assaulted by another man. The suspect, who was later identified as 41-year-old David Stewart Jr. was still at the house where they assault took place.

Police say Stewart had an outstanding felony warrant for second degree kidnapping from the Larimer County Sheriff's Office. When officers arrived at the house on North Main Street, they say attempts to contact Stewart were unsuccessful.

Around 12:30 p.m. a shelter-in-place was issued for those in the area. It has since been lifted.

The department's Rapid Response Team responded to take over the situation. After about five hours, Stewart was taken into custody. Police say he will be booked into the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center on his outstanding felony warrant and new felony assault charges.

If you have any information regarding this incident, or if you were a witness, you are asked to call the Fountain Police Department's Tip Line at (719)382-6918. If you want to remain anonymous, you can call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719)634-7867.

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