Colorado Springs Police have arrested 31-year old Neal Joseph Arnceneaux in connection with an incident that kept areas of northeast Colorado Springs cordoned off Friday afternoon and into the night.
The initial incident occurred after CSPD responded to a domestic violence call Friday around 3:40 p.m. on Union Blvd., says Lt. Howard Black. He says shots were exchanged between the suspect and police. No one was hit.
The Colorado Springs Police Department says Arnceneaux was apprehended without incident Saturday after a citizen reported his whereabouts in a residence in the 1400 block of Bates Drive. CSPD says Arceneaux was “found to be uninjured at the time of his arrest.”
According to police, Arnceneaux is also suspected in “numerous crimes that have been committed over the previous 48 hours leading up to his arrest.” The department asks anyone with information to call them at 444-7000 or can remain anonymous with a call to Crime Stoppers at 719-634-STOP (7867).
Last Update: 3:45 p.m., Saturday 1/20/18
---7:20 a.m. Update---
A reverse 911 call went out to nearby residents Friday afternoon, asking them to shelter in place, lock their doors, and notify police if they saw anything suspicious
Officers conducted a search for the suspect, but could not locate him. CSPD says no police officers were injured during the exchange of fire, and the condition of the suspect is not known.
KRDO reports most of the streets reopened just before 1 a.m. and police decreased their perimeter shortly thereafter.
Arceneaux is described as a white male, 6'6" tall, and weighing around 205 pounds. He should be considered armed and dangerous.
CSPD says he's wanted on numerous unrelated felony warrants and the investigation is ongoing.
---8:04 p.m. 1/19/18 Update---
The Colorado Springs Police Department is asking people to stay away from the area near Vickers and Union, and has a perimeter setup at Downhill, Tuckerman, Vickers and Union. Residents within the perimeter are being asked to shelter in place and to report any suspicious activity to the police.
The initial incident occurred after CSPD responded to a domestic violence call around 3:40 p.m. on Union Blvd., and shots were exchanged between the suspect and police. No one was hit, and no additional shots have been fired.
Police are looking for a Caucasian male in his 30s, about 6 feet tall, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and light blue jeans. CSPD still calls it an active situation, and an active search for the suspect.
— Jake Brownell (@jacobbrownell) January 20, 2018
A reverse 9-1-1 call went out to residents in the afternoon, informing people to lock their doors, stay inside, and shelter in place until further notice. It also asked residents to contact 911 if they see anything suspicious.
Last Updated: 8:40 p.m.
---Original Post---The Colorado Springs Police Department is asking people to stay away from the area near Vickers and Union, and have a perimeter setup at Downhill, Tuckerman, Vickers and Union.
They're calling it a "critical incident," with an active shooter, and say a reverse 9-1-1 message has been sent to nearby residents.
Colorado Springs Police Department spokesman Lt. Howard Black told the Colorado Springs Gazette that shots were exchanged between the suspect and the police, but that no one was hit.
Lt. Black added: “One of the points that I would like to make to our community: Please stay out of this area. If you live in this area, please shelter in place and do not open your door for strangers.“ Report any strange noises or strangers walking in the area to police.
— Ellie Mulder (@LEmarie) January 20, 2018
The reverse 9-1-1 message says residents should lock their doors, stay inside, and shelter in place until further notice. It also asks residents to contact 911 if they see anything suspicious.
The police are looking for a Caucasian male in his 30s, about 6 feet tall, wearing a gray hoodie and light blue jeans.
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