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Military absentee/deserter prompts SWAT standoff in Northeast El Paso

Military absentee/deserter prompts SWAT standoff in Northeast El Paso
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Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 8:59pm

A man who failed to report for duty prompted a SWAT standoff in Northeast El Paso Sunday.

According to El Paso police, Michael James Stevens, 30, barricaded himself inside his home in the 4400 block of Jon Cunningham about 8:45 a.m. Sunday.

Police said he walked out of the front door about 10:00 a.m. Stevens was a deserter or absentee wanted by the Armed Forces in Kentucky. 

Stevens was arrested and booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility without bond.

No injuries were reported.

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