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Update: Man sought by authorities arrested after west El Paso SWAT situation

Law enforcement spotted in west El Paso neighborhood off of Redd Road Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. (Credit: KFOX14/CBS4)

A six-hour SWAT situation ended in the arrest of a man wanted on several felony warrants, officials said.

The scene began unfolding just after 1:30 p.m. Thursday in a west El Paso neighborhood.

A heavy police presence, including police officers in tactical gear armed with long rifles, was seen in a neighborhood off Redd Road along Maya Avenue.

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers were serving an arrest warrant on an alleged gang member, DPS officials said.

However, the person refused to cooperate and barricaded himself, officials said.

A SWAT truck and mobile command center from the El Paso Police Department arrived around 3 p.m.


By 7:30 p.m., Luis Banuelos, 24, was arrested on multiple outstanding felony warrants for engaging in organized criminal activity and manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance.

Neighbors said they saw officers scanning Maya Avenue since Thursday morning.

"I had heard that there was a house on my block about five or six houses down that was suspicious and that's about it, but they were trying to get a neighborhood watch started because of this house, so here we are,” said Julian Montes, a west El Paso resident.

Banuelos also had several active warrants through the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, DPS officials said.



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