Standoff Suspect Surrenders Peacefully

Person Barricaded In Home Near Bittercreek And Skywriter

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A standoff has ended peacefully in a northeast Springs neighborhood.

Colorado Springs Police spent Monday morning trying to convince an armed man to surrender near Bittercreek Drive and Skywriter Circle.

The man barricaded himself inside a home on Skywriter Circle. Police say that on Sunday night there was a domestic disturbance at that home and the man's wife and daughter left with police. On Monday morning, the wife returned to the home and her husband was not there. Police say he then returned, intoxicated, and shot a gun at least once outside the home.

The man, identified as 47-year-old Michael Sanders, was the only person in the home and police set off flash bangs to get him out.

Around noon on Monday, Sanders surrendered peacefully. He will be charged with reckless endangerment and failure to obey a police officer.

School District 49 said that they were aware of the situation and were in contact with police; but they did not place any schools on lock down.

Neighbors told KRDO Newschannel 13 that they heard about 4 gunshots around 8:30 Monday morning, shortly after wards police instructed them to head to their basements.

Stay tuned to and NewsChannel 13 for updates. See pictures of the standoff here.

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