Thornton Motel 6 hostage situation ends peacefully

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THORNTON, Colo. (KDVR) – UPDATE, April 7, 7:40 a.m.: A hostage situation that started on Tuesday around 3:30 p.m. has ended peacefully.

Thornton police said the adult male suspect was taken into custody and the police are currently in contact with the hostage.

UPDATE, April 7, 6:30 a.m.: Residents say that a woman is being held hostage in a Motel 6 in Thornton. Hostage negotiations are still ongoing.

UPDATE, April 7, 5:30 a.m.: Crisis Negotiators continue to negotiate a peaceful surrender. Police are currently assisting residents who need to leave the premises for work or other reasons to exit safely.

UPDATE, April 6, 6:55 p.m.: Thornton Police Department says negotiations are still ongoing as authorities work toward a peaceful surrender.

ORIGINAL: Thornton and Northglenn SWAT teams and negotiators are on scene where a barricaded person is believed to be holding a hostage at a motel.

Officers are attempting a peaceful surrender at Motel 6, 6 W. 83rd Pl., according to Thornton Police Department.

Police are asking everyone to avoid the area.

This is a developing story. Details will be provided as they are received.  

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