Multiple officers shot, suspect at large, bomb squad, SWAT on scene in Denver area

By in Press Enterprise on December 31, 2017

By Staff report

An undisclosed number of Sheriff’s deputies were shot on Sunday morning, Dec. 31 and a Douglas County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team is at the scene, the Denver Post reports.

The incident is unfolding at a home near the 3400 block of County Line Road, according to Lauren Lekander, DCSO spokeswoman.

The Post reports:

“We have multiple officers down,” said Deputy Jason Blanchard of the incident in Highlands Ranch. “We are not giving numbers or status at this point, we are still working on getting the suspect in custody.”

Denver 7 reported hearing shots fired as a reporter arrived at the scene.

Deputies were responding to a disturbance call when shots were fired from the home near Colorado Boulevard shortly before 6 a.m., Lekander said.

“We have SWAT out there setting up and preparing to go in right now,” Lekander said at about 7:15 a.m.

Video broadcast by Denver 7 shows an Arapahoe County Sheriff Bomb Squad truck at the scene.

In a Code Red the Sheriff’s office told residents to shelter in place, avoid windows and stay away from exterior walls.

An investigation is in progress and most of County Line Road is closed down from Colorado Boulevard to University Boulevard. C-470 is closed from Quebec Street to University Boulevard.

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