Two suspects who were holed up inside an apartment near Gateway High School in Aurora were detained Friday afternoon, almost two hours after officers responded to the area.
A man and a woman were taken into custody by Aurora Police Department officers at around 5:45 p.m. Police initially said they were looking for a possibly armed male suspect. That suspect surrendered to police and the woman was later detained.
We have a man in cuffs at the scene in Aurora near Mississippi and Sable @DenverChannel pic.twitter.com/Ey7rKZohBp
— Peter Lipomi (@PeterLipomi) March 25, 2016
Aurora Police say suspect has surrendered. pic.twitter.com/elIBjQYBd2
— Lance Hernandez (@lancehernandez7) March 25, 2016
Gateway High School was placed on a brief lockdown as as officers helped "with the release of students."
#APDALERT: @olympianupdates was placed on lockdown as a precaution earlier, APD was on scene assisting with release of students.
— Aurora Police Dept (@AuroraPD) March 25, 2016
The lockdown was put in place at 2:45 p.m. but has since been lifted, according Aurora Public Schools spokesperson Patti Moon. No other school near the area was affected, Moon said.
Eastbound Mississippi Avenue and South Sable Boulevard reopened a little after 6 p.m.
Below: Map of where the SWAT situation unfolded.