On Friday afternoon, Denver Police blocked off Humboldt Street between 33rd and 34th avenues and surrounded a home with armed officers. The department initially tweeted that the suspect inside may have been armed and was “causing a disturbance.”
The incident, Denver’s second barricade situation this week, occurred less than a block from Cole Arts and Sciences Academy.
DPD told Denverite the man had broken at least one window of a car near the house where he was barricaded. The spokesperson said he wasn’t arrested under burglary charges and did not break into the home.
The standoff lasted for about two hours. DPD said officers apprehended the suspect at 3:30 p.m. and made an arrest for “felony criminal mischief and threats.”
The man possessed a knife, and officers subdued him with a pepper ball gun. Nobody else was believed to be inside the house.
DPD also said the incident was unrelated to a shooting the night before, less than two miles away, in which a six-year-old was injured.
A spokesperson for Denver Public Schools said Cole Arts and Sciences Academy was placed on lockout at 1:45 p.m.
DSST: Cole Middle School, which shares the campus with Cole Arts and Sciences Academy, was dismissed today at 12:15 p.m. DSST: Cole High School was dismissed at 1:15 p.m.