SWAT Suspect Not In Home After All

POSTED: Wednesday, July 29, 2009 - 8:03am

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 3:24pm

SWAT situation called off when man escapes

Sheriff's Deputies are looking for a man involved in a SWAT situation in Canutillo last night.

Just after 6:30, we're told the man barricaded himself in the attic of a home on the 300 block of La Florida.

That's where Sheriff's Deputies responded to a burglary call.

When they arrived on the scene, they saw a man who ran inside the home and went upstairs.

Nearby residents were immediately evacuated.

At that time, crisis negotiators were called out to try and make contact with the suspected burglar.

Shortly before midnight, the SWAT situation was called off because they couldn't locate him.

This morning, the El Paso County Sheriff's Department tells us they are pursuing several leads and hope to catch the suspect soon.

Tune into NewsChannel Nine tonight at 5 for the very latest on this developing story.

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