Hourslong barricade situation in southeast Denver ends with suspect in custody

DENVER -- An attempted homicide suspect who barricaded himself inside a condominium unit for several hours was taken into custody just before noon Thursday, the Denver Police Department said.

Police chased the suspect out of west Denver, but officers lost him before finding him at a condominium complex near South Parker Road and East Iliff Avenue.

The suspect, who was wanted on an out-of-state warrant, went inside one of the units and some residents were evacuated about 1 a.m.

Police believe the suspect could be armed with a rifle and could be holding a woman as a hostage.

Just before noon, police said the suspect was taken into custody but provided no other details.

An RTD bus was brought in to shelter some of the displaced residents. No injuries were reported.