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Two in custody, including Denver robbery suspect, following barricade situation inside Thornton home

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Posted at 4:30 PM, May 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-25 20:21:27-04

THORNTON, Colo. – Two people were taken into custody, including a robbery suspect wanted out of Denver, following a call of a barricaded individual inside a home in south Thornton Wednesday afternoon.

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office tweeted just before 3:45 p.m. there was “heavy police presence” at 8151 Explorador Calle and announced road closures were in effect at Coronado Parkway, Solana Drive and Nueva Vista Drive.

Sgt. Adam Sherman, a spokesman for the Adams County Sheriff’s Office, told Denver7 a suspect from a Denver robbery fled and was now barricaded at a home on Explorador Calle.

Negotiators from the sheriff’s office and the SWAT Team were responding to the scene, Sherman said, and schools near the home were notified.

At least two of them – Coronado Hills Elementary and McElwain Elementary – were placed on a lockout, meaning all staff and students were staying inside the school and activities were taking place as usual, but no one was allowed inside the campuses until police gave the all clear.

That all-clear came just before 6 p.m., with the sheriff's office announcing the two suspects were taken safely into custody.

No other information about the investigation was released.