Armed standoff ends, suspect in custody

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DENVER – A standoff between police and an armed suspect inside a home ended without incident Thursday evening when the man surrendered and police took him into custody.

FOX31 Denver’s Justin Joseph reports the suspect received minor injuries as a result of a dog bite from a police K-9 that assisted in the apprehension.

Six schools were placed on lockdown Thursday afternoon as police negotiated with the man for about five hours in the 2500 block of South Tennyson Way in southwest Denver.

The standoff started at about 1:00 p.m. when, according to police, the suspect fired several shots from inside his home. His girlfriend was nearby, but she got away and was not harmed.

The lockdowns affected students at Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy, Doull Elementary, Lincoln High School, Gust Elementary, Dennison Montessori and Force Elementary.

All lockdowns were lifted as of 5 p.m., Denver Public Schools said.

Police did not release any information about the suspect.

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