Police take suspect in Aurora attack into custody without incident

AURORA, Colo. — Aurora Police took a suspect wanted in the attack on a woman at the Pacesetter Motel on Thursday morning into custody at Sand Creek Park.

Police, with help from the Adams County Sheriff’s Office, negotiated with the man, who was making suicidal statements, at the park near Peoria Street and Fitzsimmons Parkway without incident. Earlier, Aurora Police said the man was “contained” and there was no danger to the public.

The area of Sand Creek Park where the man was taken into custody was closed as investigators did an evidence search. It reopened about 9:30 a.m.

The suspect, described as a black male in his mid-20s, 5-foot-6 and 180 pounds, was sought in the attack of a woman early Thursday morning at the Pacesetter Motel (14291 E. Colfax Ave.).

The woman was seriously injured and taken to the hospital. It’s unclear what the woman’s relationship with the man is.

KWGN’s Shaul Turner reported a person staying at the motel heard a “loud boom sometime” at about 4 a.m. and other noises.

Turner reports the woman was slashed across the throat with a butcher knife and suffered other injures.