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Suspect arrested after standoff in Colorado Springs

Posted at 8:50 PM, Apr 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 07:37:27-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — After a standoff Sunday evening, a man has been arrested in a northern Colorado Springs neighborhood and now faces domestic violence-related charges.

The Colorado Springs Police Department responded around 10:40 a.m. to the home in the 7800 block of Black Walnut Drive where they tried to speak with the suspect, who was later identified as 36-year-old Brian Realivasquez. Police said Realivasquez would not cooperate and would not let a woman at the home speak to officers.

She was able to leave the home later on and speak with officers, leading Realivasquez to be charged with domestic violence-related charges. Those living near the home were asked to stay away from windows and doors earlier in the evening while police were in the area.

"I've been here only for like maybe five months or so, and it's been a really quiet, normal neighborhood, just people jogging around, saying nice things and all this. You know, howdy doody to the neighboors, all that. Something like this, you know, that's nothing you'd ever expect," Ian Herrin, a neighbor, said.

Police said the department's Tactical Enforcement Unit arrived after Realivasquez "barricaded himself on the roof of his residence." He was later taken into custody and faces felony menacing, false imprisonment and other misdemeanor charges.