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Thornton barricade situation over, suspect in custody

A man barricaded himself in a home in Thornton after being sought in a domestic violence case on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (Credit: Will C. Holden)

A man barricaded himself in a home in Thornton after being sought in a domestic violence case on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (Credit: Will C. Holden)

THORNTON, Colo. — A suspect who fled the scene of a reported domestic violence incident at a nearby hotel barricaded himself inside a Thornton home on Wednesday morning, according to Thornton Police.

Police spokesman Matt Barnes said they received a call from the occupant of a home in the 3500 block of East 139th Place, saying a man had broken into his home and threatened him with a bat around 7 a.m. before barricading himself inside the residence. Barnes said the occupant of the home was able to escape with no injuries.

About 10:50 a.m., Thornton Police said on Twitter the suspect was in custody and the situation was resolved peacefully.

Residents and commuters in the barricade area, which was just west of Colorado Boulevard between East 136 and 144th avenues, were told to expect a heavy police presence over the course of Wednesday morning.

Barnes said, upon arrival, officers were able to determine that it was the same suspect from the earlier reported domestic violence incident at an Econo Lodge just north of East 120th Avenue and east of Interstate 25. Barnes said the suspect had stolen his girlfriend’s car from the Econo Lodge.

The incident was reported around 6:40 a.m.

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