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Cary man arrested after standoff with SWAT

Mugshot from a previous arrest in 2017 of Colton Howell, 20, of Cary.

Police say that a cab fare dispute turned into a standoff with SWAT after a Cary man threatened officers “with violence and a firearm.”

The Cary Police Department was called at 12:40 a.m. Monday to a report of a man who didn’t pay for a cab fare at a home on Garden Place Circle in Cary.

Police said that Colton Howell, 20, of Cary, was uncooperative, made threats of violence towards officers and threatened to harm officers with a firearm.

Police officers from Algonquin, Barrington, Crystal Lake, Lake in the Hills, the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and an Emergency Services Team (EST) were called to assist at the scene.

Howell was taken into custody and transported to an area hospital for evaluation after a “brief standoff” with officers.

Police did not recover any firearms at the scene. Howell is facing charges of aggravated battery, aggravated assault, resisting a peace officer and unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor.


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