Man taken into custody after hostage situation inside Boulder hair salon

BOULDER, Colo. -- A man was arrested after a hostage situation inside a hair salon on Wednesday, the Boulder Police Department said.

Police were sent to Hair Rage International at the Table Mesa Shopping Center (633 S. Broadway) in south Boulder just after 10 a.m.

Several officers were in the parking lot outside of the salon and SWAT negotiators were on the phone with the suspect, who was verbally combative.

Surrounding businesses in the area were evacuated and people were advised to avoid the area. Two nearby schools were placed on lockout as a SWAT team negotiated with the man.

At 12:30 p.m., the suspect came out of the salon voluntarily, where he was taken into custody without incident. The woman hostage was not injured.

The suspect, 45-year-old Fidel Jaramillo, was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping, domestic violence and felony menacing. More charges could be filed later.

Police did not identify the woman hostage but police believe the situation was domestic violence.

During the standoff, police believed there might have been up to three women in the salon with Jaramillo, but that turned out to be unfounded.

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