Police take domestic attack suspect into custody in Aurora

Suspect not in custody yet

AURORA, Colo. - After an hour-long standoff in an Aurora park, police took into custody a man suspected of attacking a woman at a motel early Thursday morning.

AIRTRACKER7 was overhead as officers surrounded the man at Sand Creek Park, at Peoria Street and Fitzsimons Parkway, at 7:30 a.m. Police requested the helicopter leave the area to avoid agitating the suspect.

After about an hour of negotiation, where the suspect made suicidal statements, police fired beanbags and other non-lethal projectiles at him until he surrendered.

He was arrested around 8:45 a.m., police said.

The man was later identified as Jamal M. Miles, 26.

He was being held in the Aurora jail on charges of attempted homicide, second-degree kidnapping and first-degree assault with a bond of $100,000.

He is awaiting transfer to the Adams County Jail, police said.

Police had been searching for Miles after he was seen leaving  the Pacesetter Motel at 14291 E. Colfax Ave.  Thursday at 5:15 a.m.

A woman was attacked inside the motel around 5 a.m.

Police later called the attack a domestic violence incident.

"She had numerous injuries, some we believe were caused by a cutting instrument," said police department spokesman Frank Fania.

The victim has serious injuries but is expected to survive.

"The investigation continues as detectives have been unable to interview the victim.  She remains in serious condition with significant injuries," Fania said.

"This area of Sand Creek Park remains closed for evidence search," Aurora police tweeted a little before 8 a.m. 

The park reopened around 9:30 a.m., police said.

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