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Superior police deploy Emergency Response Team in domestic abuse arrest

Members of the Superior Police Department 's Emergency Response Team stand behind a mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicle during the execution of arrest and search warrants on Harrsion Street Thursday morning. (Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram)1 / 2
First responders place a man in an ambulance following a domestic abuse arrest in Superior Thursday. Police said the man sustained "self-inflicted injuries" during the incident. (Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram)2 / 2

A 23-year-old man is in custody in connection to domestic abuse following an incident that involved the Superior Police Department’s Emergency Response Team, along with its mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicle, on Thursday morning.

The Superior Police Department reported that it began executing a search warrant for evidence and a felony arrest warrant at 1214 Harrison St. at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. The Crisis Response Team attempted to negotiate with the man in order to have him surrender and be taken into custody, but he refused. The Emergency Response Team made entry into the house and neighbors may have heard loud noises when the team deployed noise distraction, or "flash bang" devices, according to the police department.

The man was transported to St. Luke's hospital to be treated for self-inflicted injuries, and when he is medically cleared, he will be moved to the Douglas County Jail to await possible charges of strangulation, battery and bail jumping, according to police.