Monument police say they talked an armed man who holed up on a department store loading dock into dropping his weapons late Sunday.
Officers were called to a shopping center on the 16000 block of Jackson Creek Parkway at 11:40 p.m. on reports that a man armed with a military-style rifle was breaking into cars.
They quickly spotted the man, later identified as 29-year-old Gregory Brunton of Gleneagle, and ordered for him to drop the rifle. Instead the man sprinted away.
Police tracked Brunton to the loading dock of a nearby Kohl's store, where the armed man took refuge behind a trailer.
Monument officers and El Paso County Sheriff's Office deputies surrounded the area, but Brunton refused to drop his weapon and come out, police said.
Crisis negotiators used a telephone to talk with the Brunton, convincing him to surrender after an hour of discussion.
Police say he was armed with an .22-caliber AR-15 rifle and a .38-caliber revolver.
Brunton was booked into the El Paso County jail on investigation of several crimes, including theft, trespassing, menacing and prohibited use of a weapon. He was held in lieu of $2,000 bail.
Police say they haven't fully explored Brunton's motives, but said he appeared to be intoxicated.