Aug 6, 2011 1:46 PM by James H Egbert
Colorado Springs Police and Fire Department personnel were greeted in a rather strange way when they responded to a call at the Verde Meadows Apartments early Saturday at around 2 am. When officers and emergency crews arrived at 1450 S. Chelton Rd, 30 year old Brandon Bridwell came to the door wielding a three foot sword.
Police officers and Fire Crews immediately retreated for their own safety and began to try and reason with the man while setting up containment for the safety of near-by residents.
Officers began speaking with neighbors and conducting further investigation, then they obtained a search warrant for the apartment. Officers also obtained an warrant for Mr. Bridwell and after a brief standoff, Mr. Bridwell was taken into custody and charged with Menacing. No one was injured during the incident.