Hours-Long Standoff In Aurora Ends In Arrest Of Robbery Suspect

AURORA (CBS4) – Police in Aurora surrounded a motel on Colfax Avenue and arrested an armed robbery suspect after a standoff that stretched across several early morning hours.

At 7 a.m. on Thursday police said the suspect, who had been holed up in a room in the Riviera Motel on Colfax Avenue, was in custody. The suspect suffered non-life threatening injuries at some point during the standoff.

swat Hours Long Standoff In Aurora Ends In Arrest Of Robbery Suspect

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The motel is located near the intersection of Colfax and Yosemite Street. Colfax was closed in both directions at Alton Street while the SWAT operation was going on.

As a result of the police activity, Boston Elementary School was experiencing a delayed start. Administrators said the school was on lockout and would start at 10 a.m.

The motel was also the site of a homicide crime scene investigation from a shooting murder that took place at 1 a.m. in the parking lot. That crime wasn’t related to the standoff, according to authorities.

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