A man who barricaded himself in his Longmont residence for more than 12 hours was arrested early Sunday morning on felony menacing charges.
Travis Allan Jensen, 36, is accused of three counts of felony menacing and one misdemeanor count of failure to leave a premises after peace officer request.
According to a Longmont Public Safety Facebook post, officers were called to to the 1800 block of Donovan Drive at 2:34 p.m. Saturday for a menacing call.
According to an arrest affidavit, three victims at the scene told responding officers that Jensen walked by them while they were discussing yard work in Spanish and asked them why they were looking at him and said “What’s up, you’re not going to do anything about it?” Jensen then told them he wasn’t scared of them.
Jensen went into a rear entrance of his home and came back out with a firearm, described as a black rifle. He walked over to the victims, pointed the weapon at them and asked them “Who’s scared now?” None of them said anything out of fear for their lives, the affidavit stated, and then Jensen went back into his residence.
Jensen refused to exit his home when patrol officers arrived, according to the Facebook post. A reverse notification was issued for the residents in the immediate area to shelter in place and officers from the Longmont, Boulder, Boulder County and Arapahoe County SWAT Teams and the Boulder County Regional Bomb Squad were called in.
According to the arrest affidavit, officers used a drone and a robot to determine Jensen was in his bedroom, where he stayed until he exited the home at 3:30 a.m. Sunday morning.
According to the Facebook post, Jensen was “combative” with officers when he was arrested and so he was taken to a hospital for a medical clearance before he was taken to the Boulder County Jail.
According to online court records, Jensen has previous convictions for third-degree assault, felony menacing with a real or simulated weapon, and misdemeanor harassment, all in Boulder District Court.
Bail information was not available.
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