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Man arrested after threatening police and causing a standoff

Posted at 9:45 AM, Dec 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-09 10:05:34-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — Police arrested a man following a standoff at the corner of Bison and Chimayo Drive.

The incident began at around 8:20 P.M. Tuesday night after the El Paso County Sheriff Department received a call from a woman, who said a man she had a restraining order against entered her home. The suspect was identified as 27-year-old Maxwell Harrell.

The woman managed to escape, and deputies arrived on the scene, while Harrell was still in the home.

Police say Harrell refused to exit or to comply with orders from the deputies and then threatened to shoot the deputies if they did not leave, and deputies had information that Harrell was possibly armed with firearms.

Following the threats, a shelter-in-place order was issued for the neighborhood, and the police called in their tactical support group and crisis negotiation teams.

According to police, the tactical support group negotiators communicated with Harrell for several hours before securing his peaceful surrender. There were no injuries.

The standoff ended with the suspect surrendering around 1 A.M. Wednesday morning. Maxwell was later booked into the El Paso County Jail on the charges of 2nd Degree Burglary, 1st Degree Criminal Trespass, Restraining Order Violation, and Criminal Tampering. His mug shot is attached to this media release.

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