Man with gun, knife barricaded himself in Colorado police headquarters
The man made "suicidal comments," police told reporters during a briefing.
He eventually "surrendered peacefully," police announced on Twitter.
Arvada barricaded suspected surrendered peacefully. Incident terminated.— Colorado FOP (@ColoradoFOP) October 3, 2015
The incident began around 7 p.m. local time, the Associated Press reported, citing police spokeswoman Jill McGranahan.
HAPPENING NOW: Arvada Police are working a barricade situation at headquarters. Residents asked to avoid area.— Arvada Police (@ArvadaPolice) October 3, 2015
There were no hostages taken, but the man was in possession of a gun and a knife, McGranahan said. Police later added on Twitter that the firearm was a handgun, not a rifle.
The building was evacuated successfully during the time of the incident.
A SWAT team was at the scene, communicating and negotiating with the man.
Just spoke with Arvada police spokeswoman. She says she's still gathering info. Here's the scene: pic.twitter.com/p8Gc5TU5m8— Jesse Aaron Paul (@JesseAPaul) October 3, 2015
Police do not know the identity of the man in question. Residents were told to avoid the area.