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WANTED: Police still searching for suspect following 2-hour standoff


A 911 call Saturday afternoon turned into a two-hour standoff between police and a man who was reportedly barricaded inside a home in Security.

The El Paso County Sheriff's office received a 911 domestic abuse call around 12:30 p.m. from a woman believed to be the wife of Richard Anthony Otero, Jr.

The Sheriff's Office said that it originally believed Otero to still be in the home on the 4600 block of Witches Hollow Lane and called in SWAT and Crisis negotiation teams when it was apparent Otero was not coming out.

"You need to exit out the front door immediately with your hands in the air," announced an El Paso County SWAT team member from the street.

After about two hours, Otero's grandfather allowed police into the home to search the premises. Otero was not there.

Otero's grandmother, Maria Aregon said her grandson's wife accused him of threatening her with a knife. After arriving on scene, police sent out a reverse 911 call to neighbors asking them to shelter in place.

Aregon thinks her grandson is the real victim in the investigation.

"Last time she put him in jail, she had shot his legs. He has a bullet wound in one of his legs. He has scars on the back of his head where she hit him with a sander in the back of the head," Aregon said

Police now have a warrant out for Otero's arrest regarding this domestic violence case. Otero is also wanted on a previous felony arrest warrant.



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