Barricade situation at Aurora apartment building over; man in custody

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AURORA, Colo. — An hourslong barricade situation involving a man who was believed to be armed inside an Aurora apartment building ended Tuesday about 9 a.m. — and it might have been a case of mistaken identity, Aurora Police said.

Police said they responded to a domestic violence incident about 1 a.m. at 1921 Clinton St., near Montview Park. The male suspect was not there, but a woman was taken to a local hospital with unknown injuries.

About a half-hour later, a resident called police to say the suspect from the domestic violence call pointed a gun at him and he was in a different apartment. Police say the unidentified man was not cooperating with them, and believing he had a gun, the SWAT team and bomb squad were called in. The apartment building was evacuated as a precaution.

During the barricade situation, the man was inside the apartment with his girlfriend and her four children, but it’s not known if they were being held against their will.

FOX31 Denver’s Chris Jose was on the scene as the situation came to an end.

Police did not say if they found a gun in the apartment after the situation ended. The man has a previous criminal record and “panicked” when police were trying to contact him. He is not suspected to be involved with the original domestic violence call. That suspect remains on the loose.


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