Not less than two folks had been rescued in a single day from a house in Boulder, Colorado, the place an armed suspect had barricaded himself inside, police stated.
Officers with the Boulder Police Division initially responded to the scene simply after 10 p.m. native time Monday evening (12 a.m. EST Tuesday) after receiving info from the close by Lafayette Police Division a couple of “potential hostage scenario” at a residence within the metropolis, police said.
Boulder police urged residents to keep away from the realm as they stated they had been “responding to a person barricaded inside a residence,” in a tweet. “This can be a very lively scene,” they warned on the time.
Officers had been capable of rescue two folks from inside the house, however they stated the suspect remained barricaded inside and was believed to be armed with a number of firearms. Through the rescue effort, police stated one officer fired their gun, however nobody was struck.
Close by residents had been requested to evacuate the realm, police stated, as officers closed in on the suspect.
Police stated the suspect was taken into custody at round 12:45 a.m. native time Tuesday (2:45 a.m. EST), almost three hours after the ordeal started.
It was not instantly clear how police had been capable of take the suspect into custody. The Boulder Police Division didn’t instantly reply to a request for extra info.
Police didn’t instantly establish the suspect or present any particulars on potential prices. Any motive within the incident was not instantly clear.
Phil Helsel contributed.