Colorado Springs man arrested on suspicion of stabbing

Police in Colorado Springs arrested a man last week, accusing him of involvement in violent crimes, including a stabbing.

According to a media report, law enforcement officials surrounded his home on the northeast side of town, deploying a stun gun and tear gas in the hands of SWAT tactical units. This led to a standoff between the police and the arrestee, which lasted approximately four hours until the officers managed to get close to the man and tackle him.

At one point, police used a battering ram to smash open the door to the home, then sent a robot inside. Police claimed that the man threw the robot and then the battering ram back at them.

They said that the man was armed with a knife and they fired canisters of tear gas into the garage and house. They fired the electrodes of a stun gun at the man several times, but stated that he just pulled the probes off and remained \ unaffected by the weapon.

Police believe that the man stabbed his father during an argument.

Prior to that, he is accused of having gone towards his mother with a knife after hitting her.

The father’s stabbing, according to police, came as a result of his stepping between the mother and son in an attempt to intervene.

Both the father and mother reportedly received injuries described as non-life-threatening.

Our law firm handles cases similar to this one. For more information, please visit our Colorado Springs violent crimes page.

Source: KKTV, “Standoff Suspect Resists Stun Gun And Gas,” Aug. 9, 2012

About Eric Anaya

Criminal Defense Attorney Eric S. AnyaEric Anaya has been practicing criminal law for over a decade. While attending law school, Eric was appointed to the University of New Mexico’s Board of Regents by the Governor of New Mexico. Eric decided to move to Colorado to accept a position in the El Paso County District Attorney’s Office. He prosecuted hundreds of cases in County Court, but quickly was promoted to prosecute felonies. Eric made the conscious decision to change his practice and his life to defending those wrongly accused. Eric has successfully handled hundreds of cases.

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