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Man involved standoff last week in Aurora finally in custody

Police surrouned a home last week thinking Alexander Smith was inside but later cleared the home without finding him.

AURORA, Colo. — Aurora Police (APD) have taken a man into custody who is responsible for an hours-long standoff last Thursday.

Alexander Smith, 38, was taken into custody at about 5 p.m. near 3300 East 30th Avenue in Denver on Tuesday, according to APD.

On Aug. 18, there was a large police presence near the Denver and Aurora city line as officers attempted to negotiate with Smith who was believed to be holed up in a house on Akron Street near East 19th Avenue. 

A shelter-in-place was issued for residents who lived on Akron Street between East 19th Avenue and Montview Boulevard.

Aurora Police tweeted around 2 p.m. that afternoon that they were working with Denver Police to get Smith to peacefully surrender. 

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Alexander Smith

Smith had two arrest warrants. One for escape from the Colorado Department of Corrections, and another for being a felon in possession of a firearm, police said. 

Just before 7 p.m. on Aug. 18, police tweeted that Smith was not inside the home. They said when officers first arrived, they found a kicked-in door. The person who lives at that house told police the door was not previously broken, which led officers to believe Smith was inside. They cleared the home and didn't find him. 

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