UPDATE | 6:54 a.m., Aug. 24 — The wanted fugitive was taken into custody on Aug. 24 at 5 p.m. near 3300 E. 30th Ave. in Denver.
AURORA, Colo. — Aurora police are still searching for a fugitive following an hours-long shelter-in-place order Thursday.
The Aurora Police Department’s SWAT team responded to the area near 19th and Akron just before 2 p.m. to arrest a man believed to have been hiding inside a home.
A spokesperson said Aurora police was working with the Denver Police Department on a peaceful resolution but warned people to avoid the area.
Just before 7 p.m., Aurora police tweeted that the home had been cleared, and the fugitive was not inside.
Police said when officers first arrived, they found a kicked in door. The resident of the house said the door was not previously broken, which led officers to believe the fugitive was inside.
The fugitive, 38-year-old Alexander Smith, is wanted on two outstanding warrants — one for escaping from the Department of Corrections and the other for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Residents near the 1900 block of Akron Street, north to Montview, were ordered to shelter-in-place and were also asked to close and lock all doors, as well as stay away from windows and go to a basement if possible. The shelter-in-place ordered was lifted at 7 p.m.
No other information was immediately available.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated.