Man killed after threatening people with machete at CU Boulder identified

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Champions Center on the CU Boulder campus.

BOULDER — The coroner in Boulder County released the name of the man who police shot and killed on the University of Colorado campus Wednesday.

He was Brandon Simmons, 28, of Thornton.

Investigators said Simmons was threatening people with a machete near the athletic center Wednesday morning.

The University sent an emergency alert to students and staff.

The campus was back to normal operations Thursday.