Man arrested following standoff, burglary

Posted at 4:10 PM, Oct 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-11 18:10:15-04

FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- A standoff ended without injury in Fort Collins Sunday and police are now releasing details about the suspect they arrested. 

Officers say they received an emergency call from a witness reporting a burglary on Laporte Avenue early Sunday morning. Response led a suspect, now identified as Richard Rader, to hide away in the back of the business and refuse to leave. 

Police say they had to use pepperballs, a chemical crowd-control agent, to prevent Rader from escaping. Eventually, after roughly two and a half hours of a standoff, police arrested Rader. 

In a report, officers noted they're familiar with Rader, having arrested him on Sept. 7 for a burglary in August. 

Rader faces charges of second-degree burglary, third-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools and violation of bail bond conditions. 

Anybody with information surrounding the latest burglary is asked to call police at (970) 416-2392. 


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