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Man arrested Tuesday morning after lengthy standoff in Erie

Police used robots to search inside of a home where the suspect was taken into custody.

ERIE, Colo. — A  man has been taken into custody after a lengthy standoff came to an end early Tuesday morning.

It happened near the 2200 block of Linden Place in Erie. That's near Mountain View Boulevard, north of Baseline Road in the Vista Ridge neighborhood.

On Monday morning, police were called to the area for a domestic violence situation which had occurred the previous evening, according to a release from the Erie Police Department. Police obtained a search warrant to search the home Monday afternoon.

Police were not able to execute the search warrant as they were not able to get the suspect to cooperate with officers, according to the release.

At one point during the standoff, police said a shot was fired into an armored vehicle that was parked in the driveway.

At around 9:30 p.m., in a Facebook post, police said they had entered the home with robots and SWAT officers deployed gas and flashbangs inside the home.

The suspect, identified as 48-year-old Scott Barbarick, was taken into custody around 2 a.m. on Tuesday, according to Commander Haefele of the Erie Police Department.

According to police, Barbarick faces charges of:

  • Attempted homicide of a peace officer.
  • Possession of a weapon by a previous offender.
  • Illegal discharge of a weapon.
  • Felony menacing.

Erie Police said an emergency notification was sent to several addresses nearby, and that those who live in nearby homes were asked to shelter in place during the standoff. That shelter in place notification has since been lifted.

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