Armed barricade situation in Aurora over after 7 hours

PD: Man pointed gun at another, went back home
Posted at 1:34 PM, Jun 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-26 22:57:20-04

An armed barricade situation inside a home in south Aurora is over after more than seven hours, according to the Aurora Police Department. 

Aurora Police Department officers and the SWAT team were called to the area of East Mississippi Avenue and South Sable Boulevard at around 8:15 a.m., after getting reports that an armed suspect had pointed a gun at another person, according to Sgt. Chris Amsler with the Aurora Police Department.

The suspect had robbed another man at gunpoint, according to a press release sent by Amsler.

As police made contact with everyone inside the townhome to get out, including the robbery suspect, they noticed a man had gone back inside where he remained for most of the morning and into early afternoon.  

Since it wasn't clear yet if the robbery suspect was inside of the townhome or not, SWAT went inside the home but found no one. Two handguns were found, but it's not clear if they were used during the alleged robbery.

The original suspect was later taken into custody for aggravated robbery.

East Mississippi was closed at Blackhawk Street, according to police. Witnesses said traffic was backed up to Interstate 225. 


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