Two people rescued from booby-trapped Boulder home with gunman barricaded inside


Two people were rescued from a home in Boulder, Colorado where a suspect barricaded himself, police said.

The Boulder Police Department said in a tweet that the incident began when it received information from Lafayette police about a possible hostage situation.

Officers responded to the scene in the 3300 block of Broadway near Iris Avenue and rescued two people from inside the home, the department announced on Twitter around 11:30 p.m. local time Monday.

An officer fired his weapon during the rescue, but no one was hit, police said. The victims were rescued, but police said the suspect then barricaded himself inside the house.

“He is believed to be armed with multiple firearms,” police said.

Police said officers were evacuating people in the vicinity and working to bring him into safe custody.

Fox3 reported that the suspect had booby-trapped the house and was armed with two AK-47s, citing the police scanner. The suspect also allegedly had a dog equipped with explosives.

Police urged people to avoid the area.

The Boulder Police Department has been contacted for further comment.

This is breaking news and will be updated.

File photo. Police rescued two people from a house in which a suspect had barricaded himself.
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