Burglary suspect in custody after being barricaded for 7 hours in Denver high-rise

DENVER -- A burglary suspect was taken into custody after an hourslong barricade situation in a downtown high-rise on Friday morning, the Denver Police Department said.

Police responded to Tamai Tower at Sakura Square at 1255 19th St. near Larimer Street at 1:15 a.m. in downtown Denver.

Police said the man was believed to be armed and barricaded on the 12th floor of the 20-story building.

He was taken into custody about 8:30 a.m. and officers were clearing the scene.

Residents on the 12th floor were evacuated to the lobby of the building as police attempted to make contact with the man.

Police closed 19th Street between Larimer and Lawrence streets, causing traffic headaches during the morning commute. It reopened at 9 a.m.

Sakura Square has shops and restaurants on the ground level with apartments on top.

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