Man barricaded inside Boulder home taken into custody


BOULDER, Colo. — A man who barricaded himself inside a Boulder home is in custody following a nearly three-hour standoff.

The incident began when Boulder police received information from the Lafayette Police Department about a possible hostage situation in the 3300 block of Broadway near Iris Avenue. Boulder police officers responded and rescued two people from inside the house, the Boulder Police Department said.

During the rescue, one officer fired their weapon. No one was struck, according to Boulder PD.

The suspect then barricaded himself inside of the home. Boulder police said he was armed with multiple firearms. Nearby homes were evacuated.

“This is a very active scene and more information will be coming shortly,” the department said in its initial tweet.

At 11:13 p.m., the department said there are no confirmed reports of any fatalities at this time.

At 12:47 a.m. Tuesday, nearly three hours after the initial tweet, Boulder PD said the suspect was taken into custody.

Investigators are still processing the scene, and the intersection remains closed at this time.

This is a developing story and will be updated.