Members of the El Paso Police Department SWAT team Responded to a man barricading a house.
If you were ever a fan of the show SWAT, the original or the current remake, then you would be familiar with the scene that played out in northeast El Paso on Thursday. It was like a stereotypical episode, a man boards up his house, the police arrive and surround it. Then they try and reason with the man but he's having none of it. That's when you bring out the big guns. That's when Ice Cube or Colin Farrell shows up and the SWAT team goes in.
Something more or less like that happened Thursday.
According to the El Paso Police Department, "On Thursday, February 17th, officers from the Northeast Regional Command were dispatched to the 5100 Block of Cornell in reference to a domestic disturbance.
The investigation revealed Benjamin Banda had entered the residence where he was not allowed to be in due to a protective order that was issued against him a few days before. Officers attempted to talk to Banda but he was not compliant and refused to talk with the officers and exit the residence.
The Departments SWAT and Crisis Management Team responded to the call and were able to talk to and convince Banda to surrender. Banda was placed under arrest and booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility under the following charges: Violation of Bond/Protective order, $20,000 bond issued by Judge Valdez. Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, $100,000 bond issued by Judge Valdez."
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