Wanted man barricades himself inside East El Paso hotel


POSTED: Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 6:23pm

UPDATED: Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 7:36pm

Marco Antonio Morales arrested and turned over to U.S. Marshals

A man wanted on federal charges barricaded himself in a hotel room at the Hampton Inn hotel early Saturday morning.

According to El Paso County Sheriff's Office Spokesperson Chris Acosta, deputies received a tip that Marco Antonio Morales was hiding out at the hotel located on Gateway West near Airway.

Deputies arrived at the hotel at 4:00 a.m. Saturday morning where Morales reportedly locked himself in the room with three other people.

El Paso Police helped block off the area while the Sheriff's Office SWAT team negotiated with Morales.

He eventually surrendered and was arrested.  Morales was turned over to U.S. Marshals.

No injuries were reported.

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