Feb 4, 2014 1:34 PM by David Randall

Juvenile held hostage in Arvada, suspect shot

ARVADA - A man held a 13-year-old hostage at a home near West 62nd Avenue and Fenton Street since 5:30 p.m. Monday night, according to the Arvada Police Department.

The situation was resolved around 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, after police shot and killed the suspect.

A KUSA reporter saw police escort a person out of the home around 11 a.m. who looked like he might fit the description of the hostage. The condition of the hostage is unknown at this time, but police did put a green blanket over him.

Arvada Police Department Public Information Officer Jill McGranahan told the media early Tuesday morning police they were in contact with the suspect who was in the home in the 6100 block of Gray Street. McGranahan also said the suspect contacted local media, "spreading misinformation."

Officers from SWAT, the Arvada Police and Fire Departments and deputies from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office all worked hard to end the situation peacefully, McGranahan said.

The homes surrounding the home involved in the situation were evacuated, and several roads in the area were blocked off.

According to police, the suspect and the hostage did not know one another.


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