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Police: Barricaded suspect taken to hospital with self-inflicted gunshot wound

Posted at 9:25 PM, Aug 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-07 23:29:31-04

Colorado Springs Police said the man who caused a massive police response and an “active shooter” scare shot himself following an hours-long standoff Tuesday.

Police said the man was rushed to the hospital with a self-inflicted gunshot wound a little after 5 p.m. There is no word yet on the man’s condition, but no officers or other people were hurt.

CSPD Lt. Howard Black said the man was experiencing a mental health issue and that officers tried multiple tactics to coax the man out of the apartment.

The area is now secure and people who evacuated in the area can return home. Roads are in the process of being reopened in the area.

Earlier in the afternoon, police called the incident a possible “active shooter” situation after multiple shots were heard coming from an apartment in the Village at Springs Ranch apartment complex a little after 1 p.m.

The shooting prompted an early release for students at Springs Ranch Elementary School and forced people to send emergency notifications to people living in the area.

No students or staff at Springs Ranch Elementary School were hurt.