Police Evacuate Woman, Children During Standoff

EVANS, Colo. (AP) – Evans police evacuated a woman and four children Saturday when a man barricaded himself in a motel room during a felony warrant arrest.

Police say they were trying to arrest David Blanco, 28, on a warrant out of Kansas accusing him of burglary and drug possession. An officer fired one shot when police reported seeing a gun.

David Blanco (credit: Weld County Sheriff's Office)

David Blanco (credit: Weld County Sheriff’s Office)

Weld County authorities fired tear gas and the man was arrested. The man and the evacuees were not injured.

No attorney was listed for Blanco in Colorado court records.

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