Englewood home invasion suspect caught

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A man suspected of a Nov. 27 home invasion in Englewood barricaded himself in a motel room, where he eventually gave up and was arrested by Denver police.

The man, identified as 32-year-old Omar Mohammad Faisal Dwaik, was arrested in the early morning hours Nov. 28. He was taken to Denver Health Medical Center and treated for minor injuries.

Englewood police took custody of Dwaik on Nov. 28 and he was booked into Arapahoe County Jail. He is being held on $50,000 bond and could face a number of felony charges, including first-degree burglary.

The case began about 6 p.m. Nov. 27. Englewood police went to an apartment at 300 W. Grand St. when a resident at that address reported he came home and found a man with a gun in his apartment.

The victim told Englewood Police the suspect held him captive for about 90 minutes, then Dwaik fired the weapon, locked the victim in an interior room and left.

Reportedly, the suspect took a cab to the motel at 2747 Wyandot St. in Denver. Denver Police were notified and went to the motel and found Dwaik had barricaded himself in the room.

The Denver SWAT team tried unsuccessfully to get the man to give up. After lengthy negotiations, the team fired tear gas into the room, which led to Dwaik's surrender.