Man in custody following barricade situation at southwest Denver home


DENVER — A man was arrested Tuesday evening following a report of shots fired and a barricade situation at a southwest Denver home.

The Denver Police Department said the incident began about 6:30 a.m. in the 900 block of South Perry Street.

After trying unsuccessfully to get the man to surrender, police declared it a barricade situation about 11:45 a.m.

About 7 p.m., DPD said the suspect had been taken into custody. He is being held for investigation of felony menacing.

No one was injured in the incident.

Castro Elementary School at 845 S. Lowell Blvd., about five blocks to the east, was placed on lockout about 1:30 p.m. in response to the situation.

A controlled release of students began at 3:20 p.m.

Residents in the area were asked to shelter in place until the situation was resolved.

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