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Barricade situation in Castle Rock resolved, police say

Castle Rock Police said a man fired a weapon and barricaded himself inside an apartment in the area of Red Hawk Drive and Wolfensberger Road.

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. — Castle Rock Police said they responded to a barricade situation on Tuesday.

Police tweeted at 2:58 p.m. that there was a heavy police presence in the area of Red Hawk Drive and Wolfensberger Road after a man who they believe fired a weapon barricaded himself in an apartment.

A CodeRed alert was sent out to the immediate area, multiple roads were closed, and police asked people to stay away.

Police said they'd spoken with the man several times in an update on Wednesday.

In a call Tuesday, police said a gunshot was heard over the phone line. Officers went to the apartment, where the man was alive and uninjured, according to police. 

Over the next five hours, crisis negotiators requested the man come out and surrender to officers, according to police. Police tried several tactics to get the man to surrender safely but were unsuccessful. No shots were fired by officers, according to police. 

Eventually, police deployed a robot inside the apartment, where they found the man dead. 

Police announced around 10:40 p.m. that the situation had been resolved and there was no longer a threat to the community. Area residents were allowed to return to their homes. 

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