Shelter-in-place order lifted following barricade situation in Broomfield

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BROOMFIELD, Colo. — Broomfield police asked some people to shelter in place due to a barricaded gunman in the area Wednesday evening.

At 6 p.m. Wednesday, the Broomfield Police Department asked people near Hazel Way and East Midway Boulevard to stay indoors. Those who were outdoors were asked to go inside and remain there until further notice.

“Do not go outside and do not evacuate the area. Close and lock all doors and windows,” BPD said in a “code red” alert sent to people in the area.

Police also asked people to close their blinds, stay away from windows and move to the basement if possible.

The “code red” was lifted about 7:15 p.m. Police have not yet said whether a suspect is in custody.

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