Two in custody after Montrose SWAT situation

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MONTROSE, Colo. (KJCT) -- A lengthy SWAT standoff in Montrose, which displaced multiple families, resulted in the arrest of two wanted suspects.

A multiple agency SWAT team surrounded an apartment building at 607 Roma Court, as authorities were trying to contact two people who had several felony warrants and were considered armed and dangerous.

The incident started around 5 p.m. Wednesday and ended at about 3:30 a.m. Thursday morning when authorities used gas to get the suspects to leave the building. According to the Montrose Police Department, the two people are now in custody.

Sgt. Chris Worthington said the people inside have been identified as 30-year-old Ivar Quezada and 33-year-old Leslie Nicole Jones.

Police said the two have 14 federal felony warrants between them.

Quezada has 9 warrants out of Douglas and Montrose County as well as Grand Junction, Aurora, and Ouray.

No one was hurt during the incident, but several families who lived nearby were evacuated as a precaution.

Quezada and Jones are in the Montrose County Jail and are being held without bond.

The Montrose Police Department posted this message on Facebook following the incident:

"As many are aware, we handled a high risk situation, which took most of the evening and a good portion of the morning to resolve.
Thankfully, there were no injuries and the overall outcome was very positive. We also realize that several citizens were up late with us due to the commotion. Unfortunately, we also had to temporarily remove some folks from their homes for safety reasons. We were met with nothing but understanding from all of you and we appreciate everyone's support!"



 
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