Strasburg standoff with suspected criminal lasts 10 hours
Police gather outside a mobile home park during a standoff with an attempted murder suspect in Strasburg on Aug. 22, 2012.
STRASBURG, Colo. — A murder suspect is finally in custody Thursday morning after holing up a trailer for more than 10 hours Wednesday.
The standoff between Arapahoe County Police and Isaac Lesperance-Torres, 39, started around 5:30 p.m. at a mobile home park on County Road 157 in Strasburg. Officials were attempting to serve Lesperance-Torres with an Adams County arrest warrant for attempted murder.
The mobile home park was evacuated because police believed Lesperance-Torres may have had a bomb. A bomb squad was called on scene to deal with that potential threat, but the team did not recover any explosives.
At about 11 p.m., SWAT team members finally made contact with Lesperance-Torres, but he threatened to shoot them and then himself. The suspect gave up peacefully about three hours later.
No one was injured in the ordeal.