UPDATE: FRIDAY 5/26/2023 6:45 p.m.
(COLORADO SPRINGS) — According to the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD), the suspect who barricaded himself inside a home on Illinois Avenue was wanted for parole violations and a domestic violence warrant.
CSPD said around 9 a.m. on May 26, law enforcement saw Victor Martinez in the driveway of a home in the 2400 block of Illinois Avenue. CSPD said Martinez was wanted for parole violations, had a domestic violence warrant, and was the subject of an ongoing investigation.
CSPD said when officers approached Martinez, he ran back inside the home. CSPD set up a containment line around the home, and officers began communicating with Martinez.
After about two and a half hours, Martinez surrendered peacefully and was taken into custody. CSPD said there were other people inside the home when Martinez was barricaded, but all of them left the home when police asked them to.
CSPD said no one was injured as a result of this incident.
UPDATE: FRIDAY 5/26/2023 2:38 p.m.
According to CSPD, the barricaded suspect in the 2900 block of Illinois Avenue surrendered to police peacefully.
CSPD said the suspect had a weapons violation warrant, but there was no indication that the suspect was armed during the incident. CSPD added that it is unknown currently if anyone was inside the home at the time, though police are aware there were numerous family members present earlier helping the suspect move items into a camper.
UPDATE: FRIDAY 5/26/2023 12:30 p.m.
The Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) tells FOX21 the barricaded suspect was due to a person of interest refusing to cooperate with the police.
ORIGINAL STORY: Police activity on Illinois Avenue, CSPD says to avoid the area
FRIDAY 5/26/2032 11:44 a.m.
There is police activity in the 2900 block of Illinois Avenue due to a reported barricaded suspect in the area.
The Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) confirmed to FOX21 News on Friday, May 26 around 11:30 a.m. that there was police activity on Illinois Ave. near the intersection of North Hancock Avenue and East Fillmore Street, due to the ongoing situation.
CSPD is asking the public to avoid the area.
FOX21 News has a crew on the way and will update this article as we learn more.