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: Rural Hospitals Worry About Staffing As Vaccination Deadline Approaches
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: Focus On New Moms, Pregnant Women In Colorado Naloxone Project Expansion
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: New Video Emerges Of Aurora Police Stop, Triggering Internal Investigation: 'I Was Petrified Of That Gun'
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.