Longmont police deployed SWAT and were eventually able to arrest an armed man who reportedly barricaded himself following a domestic violence call Sunday morning.
Andrew Todd Moore, 55, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of second-degree assault, according to a police report.
According to the report, Moore got into an argument with a woman in the 2100 block of Springs Place after Moore drank a case of beer early Sunday. The woman said the argument regarded Moore admitting to an affair as well as his increasing paranoia that the government was “out to get him.”
The woman told police Moore then pushed her and choked her with his hands before she was able to get away and call police.
Police responded at around 5 a.m. but Moore refused to come out. The woman told police Moore had a gun in the house, and SWAT was called to the scene at at about 6 a.m. Sunday, Longmont police Deputy Chief Jeff Satur said.
After police got a warrant, Satur said police used chemical agents and then a robot and a small drone to search the home and located Moore at the bottom of some stairs near a gun.
Officers communicated with him using the speaker on the robot and convinced him to show his hands and surrender. SWAT officers entered the home after the robot secured the handgun and took Moore into custody at about 10:45 a.m.
Moore was transported to the hospital for treatment before being released and booked in the Boulder County Jail.
Moore had his bond set at $5,000 and is set for a formal filing of charges on Wednesday. Moore has two traffic cases but no other criminal cases in Colorado, according to online records.
Moore’s booking photo was not yet available.