Armed and dangerous suspect taken into custody after hourslong standoff in Aurora

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AURORA, Colo. -- A man described as armed and dangerous was was taken into custody after an hourslong standoff Wednesday morning, the Aurora Police Department said.

Police responded to 3000 block of South Peoria Street about 2:30 a.m. on a report of a man wanted on domestic violence-related charges having been in the area.

The man then barricaded himself in a tattoo business at 3095 S. Peoria St., on the northwest corner of East Dartmouth Avenue, about 4 a.m., police said.

Police said he made threats to harm officers, and additional resources, including a SWAT team, were dispatched to the scene. Police said the man is known to be armed and has a violent criminal history.

At 10:50 a.m., police said the suspect was taken into custody and that it was a peaceful resolution.

There were no hostages and nearby businesses were evacuated during the long standoff.

Both directions of Peoria Street were closed between Cornell Avenue and Parker Road but was expected to reopen soon.

The suspect has not been identified.