Police: 2 detained in SWAT situation in Aurora

Posted at 4:35 PM, Mar 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-25 21:41:35-04

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. 

Gateway High School was placed on a brief lockdown as as officers helped "with the release of students."  

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. 


Sign up for Denver7 email alerts to stay informed about breaking news and daily headlines.

Or, keep up-to-date by following Denver7 on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.