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5 things you need to know - September 19, 2019

Downtown Deer Sculpture, Statue
Discover Colorado Springs Calendar
Sand Dunes National Park
Posted at 5:33 AM, Sep 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-19 07:33:47-04

Good morning southern Colorado! Here's what you need to know to start off your Thursday morning.

Downtown Colorado Springs sculpture vandalized

The City of Colorado Springs said that someone climbed on the "I Have Been Dreaming to be a Tree" sculpture and one of the antlers was damaged to the point that a portion of the sculpture had to be removed. It is the sculpture that sits in the median at Cascade and Colorado Ave. that looks like a deer with antlers that are tree branches. The city is asking for the public's help in identifying the vandals that damaged the sculpture.

Man in custody after report of active shooter near downtown Colorado Springs

Police told the News 5 crew that they initially got an active shooter call at Platte and Union. A short time later, officers saw a man near Mead and Kiowa matching the suspect description and detained him. One victim told officers that he pointed a gun at her as she was driving past.

Colorado Springs putting together annual calendar, accepting picture submissions

If you love taking pictures in Colorado Springs, here's your chance to submit them. The city is putting together the 2019 "Discover Colorado Springs Calendar" and the city said that park goers know some of the most unique places and presenting them is key. You have until Monday if you'd like to submit.

Hot and windy today with a few showers in the southern mountains tonight

Cooler air from Wednesday has moved on, and a stronger push from the desert southwest will kick highs around 10 degrees above average today. It'll be windy again mostly in the afternoon with dry skies across the region.

Iran's foreign minister warns of 'all-out war'

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is warning that any U.S. or Saudi military strike on Iran will result in "all-out war." It comes after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called an attack on Saudi oil installations an "act of war." The U.S. accuses Iran of being behind the attack. Iran denies that.