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CSPD responding to a barricaded suspect near downtown Tuesday afternoon

Posted at 2:30 PM, Apr 18, 2023
and last updated 2023-04-18 16:50:38-04

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — The Colorado Springs Police Department is on the scene investigating reports of a barricaded suspect near downtown Tuesday afternoon.

The person is reportedly inside a building on the 100 Block of Webber Street.

According to police at the scene, a homeless person is inside the building and has allegedly set up electrical "booby traps" inside. CSPD is waiting for Colorado Springs Utilities to cut the power to the building before attempting to apprehend the person.

According to police a small fire was set at this same location Monday evening and believe it to be started by this individual. CSFD says when they arrived on the scene Monday night no one was in the area.

Police say there is no threat to the public at this time and this is an isolated incident.

This is a developing story and News5 will update this article as we learn more.
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