BROOMFIELD, Colo. (CBS4) – Broomfield Police have lifted a CodeRed Alert for residents following a report of a barricaded gunman. Officers were called to a home near Hazel St. and Midway Blvd. around 5:40 p.m.
Officers say they received a call about a barricaded gunman who had injured people in the home.READ MORE: Cars Spun Out & Abandoned As Winter Storm Grips Denver Metro Area
The department posted on Twitter the SWAT team cleared the home and found no weapons or victims. Investigators are now looking into who placed the call, and if it was a case of “swatting,” a form of retaliation in which someone reports a false emergency to get authorities, particularly a SWAT team, to descend on an address.READ MORE: Businesses Near Convention Center Eager For Events: 'It's Our Livelihood'
Original call came in as a barricaded gunman who had injured people in the home. Officers made contact, SWAT cleared the home, no victims. Investigation ongoing. No further updates.
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