UPDATE: Hostage situation ends at Colo. Springs motel

UPDATE Hostage situation cleared in...

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - UPDATE: The suspect involved in a lengthy standoff with the Colorado Springs Police Department at the TravelStar Inn & Suites has been killed.

CSPD responded to the motel around 3:30 p.m. on information that Corky Lee Oliver, wanted on a robbery warrant, was staying there.

When police arrived, a male suspect barricaded himself inside of the room believed to be occupied by Oliver and told officers he was armed and holding a woman hostage.

"They were running back and forth on the lower level... grabbing shields, grabbing door knockers, it was pretty intense," said Samantha Gardino, a witness living in the complex.

Around 9:40 p.m. a police tactical team stormed the room and shots were fired.

"I was just hoping that my wife was safe because our room was only three doors down from where it happened," said Darren Price, another witness living in the complex.

The suspect, who hasn't been identified, was killed and woman was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

"It's scary because we have all these kids here," said Gardino.

No officers were injured during the incident.

According to Colorado Springs Police spokesman Lt. Howard Black, the investigation into the incident has been handed over to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.


Emergency dispatch traffic indicated an armed man was holding one or more people in one of the rooms at TravelStar Inn & Suites around 5:45 p.m. Monday.

Lt. Howard Black with CSPD said "it's a dangerous situation," and said more details would be available later this evening. We have a crew on scene. (PHOTOS)

The motel was evacuated and more than a dozen people posted up at a nearby convenience store at about 7:45 p.m. The northbound lanes at the 1700 block of South Nevada Ave. were blocked.

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