Standoff With Man Accused Of Making Threats Ends In Lakewood
LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – A nearly 8-hour standoff in Lakewood with a man who barricaded himself in his home ended Thursday afternoon.
A man, identified as Christopher O’Hayre, 33, and a woman are now in police custody, they’re both being held on domestic violence charges. The man is also accused of prohibited use of a weapon and stalking.
The house is located near the intersection of West Arizona Drive and South Brentwood Street, and police said there were weapons in the home.
Authorities were first called to the home on a welfare check. That escalated into a situation where the suspect was making threats to another man in Jefferson County through text messages.
There were an unknown number of children inside the home at the start of the standoff, which was sometime before 8 a.m. They left the home and were never considered hostages.
SWAT members used a robot to go inside the home and locate the suspect, who was hiding in a crawl space.
Two Lakewood police officers were shot and wounded outside a home last weekend, and Lakewood police spokesman Ty Countryman said officials certainly have that in the back of their minds this week.
“In short of last weekend … this is a good outcome, nobody was hurt, the suspect was taken into custody without much incident,” he said. “A very good outcome.”
Police have not released the name of the woman. She allegedly slapped O’Hayre in the face when the situation started.
O’Hayre’s lengthy criminal history dates back to 1999. It includes arrests for DUI, careless driving, and several failures to appear in court. Most recently he was arrested in Lakewood on forgery charges.
Police believe the incident stemmed from a messy love triangle.