THORNTON, Colo. — A man has been arrested after he took a person hostage "for a brief period" in Thornton Tuesday, according to the Thornton Police Department.
Around 6 p.m., police sent a tweet saying officers had chased a car theft suspect into a business, and he refused to come out. The unspecified business was in the Mission Trace North shopping center in the area of 120th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard, according to police.
Police said the situation was "highly fluid" and "the suspect did have a person hostage for a brief period." The hostage was released, and the suspect ran away, according to police.
Police said officers chased the suspect and arrested him nearby.
Police said nearby businesses were cleared "out of an abundance of caution."
The shopping center contains several restaurants, stores, and other businesses, including a laundromat, a church, a King Soopers, and an Ace Hardware store.
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