Barricaded suspect in Security now in EPCSO custody

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SECURITY, Colo. — A suspect is in custody after a barricade situation in Security Sunday afternoon.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s office issued a ‘shelter-in-place’ for the area in the 1000 block of Main Street, which is near Pi-Ute Park. Around 1:30 p.m. EPCSO tweeted out the shelter in place orders for anyone between the intersections of Main Street and Hallam Avenue to Main Street and Birch Drive.

Deputies said the call came in as a restraining order violation around 11 a.m. The caller was able to safely get out of the home with her children. The suspect, 41-year-old Thomas Flores, made threats toward law enforcement and refused to come out of the home, according to the sheriff’s office.

Around 2:30 p.m., Flores came out of the garage armed with a tire reamer, according to deputies. He charged at deputies and tried to assault them with the weapon, according to the sheriff’s office. Deputies eventually disarmed and arrested him.

Flores was jailed on charges of attempted murder of a peace officer, assault on a peace officer, and violation of a restraining order.

Thomas Flores / El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

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