AURORA, Colo. (KDVR) — After an hours-long standoff in Aurora, police said the man they were searching for was not in the home.
Police identified the suspect as Alexander Smith, 38. They said he has two outstanding warrants: escape from the Department of Corrections and possession of a firearm by a felon.
The department tweeted just before 2 p.m. and said they were working to arrest a fugitive. A shelter-in-place was issued for residents in the 1900 block of Akron Street north to Montview Boulevard. Police advised people to lock all their doors, stay away from windows and head to the basement.
Police said the home was not his, and he was the only one in there. They said during the standoff that they were communicating with him on the phone and making announcements for him to come out, but he eventually stopped communicating.
Just before 7 p.m., the police department lifted the shelter-in-place order and described what happened when they entered the home.
“When officers first arrived on scene they found a kicked in door. The resident of the house said the door was not previously broken. This led officers to believe the fugitive was inside that home. The home has been cleared and the fugitive is not inside,” the police department tweeted.
Police asked anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP.