Denver officer arrested after standoff

The Rocky Mountain News

COLORADO SPRINGS — A Denver police officer is facing charges after a standoff with police Friday night.

Colorado Springs television station KKTV reported the officer's name as Michael Gonzales.

Police said the officer's wife went to a police substation with the couple's two children Friday night, and told them Gonzales assaulted her.

Police said when they responded to the home, Gonzales had a gun and initially refused to come out.

He later surrendered peacefully and was arrested.

Gonzales is facing a charge of third-degree assault related to domestic violence.

Police said they confiscated his handgun.

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