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Police arrest suspect after standoff in Fort Collins

A burglary suspect who may be armed broke into an apartment in the 1300 block of Kirkwood Drive and barricaded himself inside, police said.

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Fort Collins Police responded to a barricaded situation involving a burglary suspect at an apartment complex Thursday evening.

Officers responded around 10:41 p.m. to investigate a reported burglary at an apartment in the 1300 block of Kirkwood Drive.

When officers tried to make contact with the suspect, he ran and broke into another apartment where he barricaded himself, according to police. The second apartment was occupied, but the residents were able to get out safely and no injuries have been reported.

The first apartment did not appear to be occupied at the time of the initial reported burglary, police said.

Police believed the suspect may have been armed, and residents of the surrounding apartments are were asked to avoid the second and third floors and stay inside their homes while officers worked to resolve the situation.

The Police Department announced at 7:58 a.m. that the suspect was taken into custody. 

The name of the suspect has not been released. Police have not announced the charges the suspect will face. 

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Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 970-221-6868 or by visiting stopcriminals.org. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.  

Larimer County Crime Stoppers works by assigning a code to people who anonymously submit a tip. Information is shared with law enforcement, and Crime Stoppers is notified at the conclusion of the investigation.  

From there, an awards committee reviews the information provided and, if the information leads to an arrest, the tipster will be notified. Rewards can be collected using the code numbers received when the tip was originally submitted.  

> More information about Larimer Country Crime Stoppers can be found here 

> Additional Crime Stoppers bulletins can be found here. 

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