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Man In Custody After Shots Fired At Colorado Heights University

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An image of a man in handcuffs from Copter4 (credit: CBS)

An image of a man in handcuffs from Copter4 (credit: CBS)

DENVER (CBS4) – Shots were fired on campus at Colorado Heights University Tuesday afternoon and a man has been taken into custody.

Sonny Jackson with Denver police told CBS4 at about 4:15 p.m. officers responded to a domestic violence call at an apartment complex near the campus. When officers arrived a man ran from the apartment complex into a field on campus.

“We understand the man was motioning to his waistband like he was armed. The officer then called out that the suspect was possibly armed and was fleeing from them,” Jackson said.

Jackson said the suspect then hid in some bushes. Another officer saw the suspect stand up and said it looked like he was armed, so he fired multiple shots toward the suspect. Nobody was hit with gunfire.

“At that point in time both officers were able to converge on him and bring him into custody,” Jackson said.

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Jackson said it’s not clear if the man was ever armed but officers were searching the area for a weapon.

“He was acting as if he was, he was motioning like he had a gun, so we took the precautions,” Jackson said. “Nobody was injured in this situation.”

The man could be seen from Copter4 being taken to a squad car in handcuffs.

Classes were canceled for the rest of the evening at the university.

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