Man in custody after barricading himself, setting fire inside home

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Gregory Ewing, photo from APD

AURORA, Colo. (KDVR) — A man has been taken into custody after he barricaded himself and lit a fire inside a home after Aurora police responded to a disturbance call on Friday.

Officials say 57-year-old Gregory Ewing is facing at least felony assault charges among others. Aurora fire was on scene in the 24200 block of E. Davies Place extinguishing the blaze.

As a precautionary measure, Coyote Hills Elementary was placed on secure perimeter but that has since been lifted.

A woman was located, recovered and brought to safety. Officers continued to attempt peaceful negotiations with Ewing inside the home. Officers then entered the house after the fire sparked and took the man into custody.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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