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Westminster Police Arrest Police Impersonator Suspect

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Justin Nicholas Cook (credit: Westminster Police Dept.)

Justin Nicholas Cook (credit: Westminster Police Dept.)

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WESTMINTSER, Colo. (CBS4)- Police in Westminster have arrested a man suspected of impersonating a police officer.

Officers received a report of a traffic altercation and felony menacing at about 1:59 a.m. Tuesday.

The victim was able to give officers a license plate and police went to the address that matched the plate.

When officers arrived at the suspect’s home they were able to make brief contact with the suspect, Justin Nicholas Cook. Shortly after initial contact Cook, 29, quit talking to police and fired a round. That’s when the Westmintser S.W.A.T. team was called.

Several attempts by negotiators to contact Cook were unsuccessful. Cook was finally taken into custody by Westminster S.W.A.T. officers at 6:45 a.m. without incident.

Cook is being held in the Jefferson County Detention Facility on a $250,000 cash-only bond on charges of felony menacing, obstructing governmental operations and impersonating a police officer.

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