Lockdown ends for 6 Denver schools after suspect tip
DENVER — Six Denver schools were placed on lockdown after Denver police got a tip that a suspect was in a building in the 3000 block of South Federal Boulevard in Denver Monday morning.
A SWAT team and officers surrounded the building and searched it. But according to a tweet from Denver police, “Police action at Federal & Dartmouth is complete. No arrest made.”
The identity of the suspect police got the tip about has not been released. A spokesperson said officers searched an apartment where the suspect was believed to be hiding.
Three people were inside and all three were arrested on a controlled substance charge, but the suspect was not found, police said.
Federal was closed to traffic for a time, but has since reopened.
Denver Public Schools spokeswoman Kristy Armstrong said three schools at the University Heights Campus were placed on full lockdown as well as Summit Academy, Southwest Early College and the Denver School of Science and Technology.
Lincoln High School, Gust Elementary and College View Elementary were on a modified lockdown, DPS said. Those lockdowns ended around 10 a.m., Armstrong said.
This story will be updated as more information arrives.