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Colorado Springs Police arrest suspect in hit and run

Posted: 8:19 AM, Apr 26, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-26 10:19:56-04

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office and Colorado Springs Police have arrested a suspect after a hit and run north of downtown Thursday morning.

The crash brought out a large law enforcement presence and the suspect was said to be armed and dangerous.

Deputies said the suspect first hit a parked car in front of a hospital while attempting to avoid a traffic stop. He then hit another vehicle near Platte Ave. and Prospect.

He was caught at a Burger King restaurant about 9:30 a.m. near Platte and Union. Deputies said he had changed his clothes and they found a gun in his possession. 

District 11’s Columbia Elementary School was on lockdown status while law enforcement searched the area.