ARVADA, Colo. - Police say a teenager is safe and his alleged hostage taker is dead after a rescue operation at a home in Arvada Tuesday morning (2/4/13).
The suspect's sister told KDVR-TV that the teen was rescued when police were delivering a breakfast that the suspect had requested.
Arvada Police Chief Don Wick says SWAT officers shot and killed the suspect around the time that the boy was rescued.
The standoff began around 5:30 p.m. Monday when the suspect picked a random home and kicked in the door, KDVR reports. A family was inside the home at the time. Most of the family was able to get out of the house, but the teen was not.
The standoff happened near the intersection of W. 60th Ave. and Gray St. in Arvada. Several streets were blocked off in the area and some homes were evacuated.
The suspect, whose name has not been released, is believed to have escaped from a prison in Mesa County.