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One person detained following early morning search in northeast Springs neighborhood

Northeast Springs suspect search -...

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Police detained a man Monday morning, but it's not clear if the man was the original focus of the search.

Officers began planning this operation last night. They were looking for an unidentified wanted man in the 4500 block of S. Crimson Circle.

As of 6:30 a.m., the scene was still active but street closures in the neighborhood had been lifted.

At one point, police fired tear gas into the home where they thought their suspect was holed up. They also used a loud speaker to try to convince the man to give himself up.

An emergency notification message was sent to neighbors warning them to stay inside.

Neighbors said the swat situation was un-nerving, but knowing that a fugitive is out there is worse.

"Just living right across the street from it, and not knowing what's going on for sure," said Sandra Zarate. "They say the suspect is still out there. It's pretty alarming especially because he could possibly come back."

Zarate said several people recently moved into the house.

After the scene was cleared, Animal Law Enforcement came for two dogs that were left inside the home.  

We'll be sure to keep you updated as more information becomes available.


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