Suspect escapes from Denver police, prompting secure perimeter status at school

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DENVER — A man wanted for parole violation potentially broke an officer’s arm and fled Wednesday afternoon, prompting a “secure perimeter” status at Challenge School.

The suspect, described as a 200-pound white male standing 5 feet, 9 inches tall with red hair, was contacted by police in the 700 block of South Clinton Street about 1 p.m., the Denver Police Department said.

The suspect managed to elude police, reportedly injuring one officer’s arm.

Challenge School at 9659 E Mississippi Ave. was secured while police searched for the man. Officers with guns drawn were searching near Windsor Gardens retirement community.

The suspect remained at large late Wednesday night.

Police asked that anyone with information in the case call DPD.