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Suspect now in custody following standoff Tuesday afternoon in Pueblo

Pueblo Police
Posted at 3:27 PM, Mar 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-31 11:23:30-04

PUEBLO — Pueblo Police were involved in a standoff Tuesday afternoon west of downtown Pueblo.

A suspect was refusing to exit a residence near Northern Ave. and Van Buren St.

Police said they responded to a domestic violence call around noon Tuesday. A woman was injured but was able to escape the suspect.

The suspect refused to leave the residence and police said he had access to firearms.

Around 5 p.m. the suspect, identified as Joe Velario, surrendered and was taken into custody. He's facing felony domestic violence charges as well as felony menacing and second-degree assault charges.