DENVER -- It was an ordeal that had the entire region pulling for a safe outcome. A 13-year-old boy was taken hostage Monday night by a stranger in the teen's Arvada home.
Police negotiators spent 18 hours trying to talk the hostage taker into giving up.
They ended up rescuing the boy after they shot and killed the suspect.
FOX31 Denver's Julie Hayden gives us a behind-the-scenes look at those negotiations. She talks with the psychological expert who was called in to help.
Watch her video report above.