Standoff ends after several hours in Greeley; 2 in custody

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GREELEY, Colo. -- Police in Greeley were able to end a standoff early Saturday evening and take two suspects into custody.

The suspects were identified Sunday as Nathan Dean Peters, 23, and Nathan James Petit, 19.

The standoff happened in the 300 block of 51st Avenue and lasted for more than six hours.

People in a number of surrounding homes were evacuated as a precaution. There were no injuries reported.

A news release stated that at about 10:33 a.m., a possible burglary in progress was reported at a home in the area.

Responding officers were told that two adult men had entered the victims' home were armed and threatening the residents.

The homeowners apparently knew the suspects and the victims -- two adults and two children -- were able to exit the house and get to safety.

Officers began to negotiate with the suspects and Petit surrendered peacefully. Peters refused to come out of the residence and reportedly had a firearm.

Officers obtained a search warrant for the home and an arrest warrant for Peters.

At about 4:45 p.m., the Greeley SWAT team threw tear gas into the house in an effort to drive out Peters.

Negotiations continued and at about 5:15 p.m., Peters exited the house and surrendered to the officers.

Both men were booked into the Weld County Jail.

On Sunday, police said both men would be charged with multiple counts of kidnapping, burglary and menacing -- all felonies.

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