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4-hour standoff ends with arrest of domestic violence suspect in Longmont

LONGMONT, Colo. — A four-hour standoff between a domestic violence suspect and a SWAT team in Longmont ended when tear gas was diffused to bring the man out of the home on Saturday.

Bruce Thurby, 30, was wanted on a felony domestic violence charge and a violation of a protection order charge in addition to the charges he will face after the standoff, the Longmont Police Department said.

According to officials, police responded to a call reporting a domestic assault that happened on Thursday but wasn’t called in until Saturday in the 300 block of 21st Avenue.

Police obtained a warrant for Thurby’s arrest and the SWAT team was called in at about 2:30 p.m. Officials were breaking down the scene, which included blocked streets, shortly before 7 p.m.

Thurby will undergo a physical exam before being taken to jail.

According to the Longmont Times-Call, Thurby was arrested on criminal mischief, harassment, suspicion of felony assault and domestic violence in February.

It was not immediately clear if that was related to Saturday’s arrest.