LITTLETON, Colo. (CBS4) – A barricade situation in Littleton ended peacefully on New Year’s Eve after more than four hours of negotiations between police and the suspects. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office took two men into custody before 9:30 p.m.
The barricade started shortly after 5 p.m. when deputies patrolling the area spotted a vehicle parked outside a home in the 5900 block of W. Bowles Ave. that had been reported stolen. Several people left the home, but two men refused to come outside.READ MORE: COVID In Colorado: Counties Prepare Local COVID Dials As State COVID Dial Is Set To Expire
Police activity in the 5900 block of West Bowles Ave. Bowles is closed between Pierce and Grant Ranch. Use alternate routes to avoid the area. pic.twitter.com/9BydnXdn1E
— Jeffco Sheriff (@jeffcosheriffco) January 1, 2020READ MORE: GoFundMe Set Up For Brad Brubaker's Family, Victim In Denver Highland's Crash
The sheriff’s office issued a CodeRed Alert to residents within quarter mile of the scene, asking them to shelter in place. The SWAT Team was called in to negotiate with the men, who were taken into custody without incident.MORE NEWS: Marijuana Delivery & Consumption Clubs Closer To Being Approved By Denver City Council
West Bowles Avenue has reopened between South Pierce Street and Grant Ranch Boulevard. On Twitter, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office thanked agencies who assisted, including Lakewood PD, Wheatridge PD, Colorado State Patrol and the South Metro Fire Department.