Man in custody following barricade situation at Lakewood apartment building

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LAKEWOOD, Colo. — A Lakewood apartment building was evacuated Wednesday night due to a barricaded suspect.

The Lakewood Police Department issued the evacuation for Building 6 at 1785 Kendall St. about 7:15 p.m., according to an alert from the Jefferson County Emergency Communications Authority.

“There is a threat to your safety and you should leave this area immediately,” the alert read.

The suspect — a man — was taken into custody about 9:30 p.m., police said.

He was wanted by Denver police for aggravated robbery, a parole violation and failure to register as a sex offender.

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