SWAT Team Called Out After Man Barricades Himself in Home


POSTED: Monday, November 14, 2011 - 10:33am

UPDATED: Monday, November 14, 2011 - 2:33pm

EL PASO- A man barricaded himself inside a home after a domestic disturbance in Central El Paso Monday morning. 

Police say Christopher Lopez, 24, and Rossie Lopez, 24, began an argument just after 4 a.m. this morning in the 1200 block of Huckleberry. The man grabbed a knife and began to make threats of taking his own life. At one point the woman attempted to take the knife away from the man and as a result the woman received a cut on her hand. 

When the officers arrived they met with the man who was still holding the knife. The man was uncooperative with the officers, but did allow the woman to leave the home. 

The man refused to exit. As a SWAT team and negotiators were preparing, the man exited the home and was taken into custody without further incident. The man is being charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon/Family Violence. 

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