THORNTON, Colo. (CBS4) – A hostage situation that started on Tuesday afternoon at a motel in Thornton came to a peaceful resolution on Wednesday morning. Police said a man was taken into custody and that they are “in contact with the hostage.”
The Motel 6 is on 83rd Place not far from Interstate 25. SWAT teams from Thornton and Northglenn and negotiators responded to the situation.READ MORE: Unemployment Claimants Struggling With ID.me Verification Stuck With No Income, No Answers
The suspect was wanted for armed robbery. The first contact with him was at around 2:46 p.m. It was believed the suspect was armed, but police didn’t share more information about that at the time they announced the arrest.READ MORE: Memorial Started For Man Killed In Violent Crash In Denver's Highlands Neighborhood
The motel was evacuated while the police activity was ongoing.
“I just hope the guy understands what he put everybody through. Not just himself, they had a small chihuahua in there that could’ve gotten shot. When they busted in the room, he could’ve gotten hit by a vehicle, he could’ve gotten shot because they saw a blurred movement, who knows what could’ve happened,” said resident Kristle Fetzer-Darlymple.MORE NEWS: Firefighters Searching For Missing Kayaker On Carter Lake
So far there’s been no information shared about the identity of the hostage and what that person’s relationship to the man might be.