Man charged with aggravated sexual assault of child prompts SWAT standoff

Ricky Edmondson was arrested after an hours long standoff in Northeast El Paso.

A 29-year-old man was charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child after an hours long standoff in Northeast El Paso, police said.

The El Paso Police Department tweeted about the incident just before 7:30 p.m.

Officers tried to arrest Ricky Edmundson on the felony charge at the North Desert Palms Apartments on the 11000 block of Dyer Street around 4 p.m. when he refused to come out, a spokesperson with EPPD said.

Edmundson became combative and was tased. After being tased he reached for a knife but was unable to get it, police said. Edmundson was arrested around 10 p.m. and taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

We will update this article as more information becomes available.



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