4 in custody following shelter-in-place alert in Manitou Springs Thursday night

Published: Oct. 14, 2021 at 9:17 PM MDT|Updated: Oct. 15, 2021 at 3:42 PM MDT
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MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A shelter-in-place alert was put in place Thursday night for part of Manitou Springs.

The area impacted was along 50 Manitou Avenue. The alert was put in place just after 9 p.m. and the following message was sent to residents nearby:

“There is law enforcement activity in the area of 50 Manitou Ave. Please secure your home and stay away from the doors and windows. You will receive another notification when the situation has been resolved.”

According to a spokesperson with the City of Manitou Springs, this all started when police received a report of an armed robbery near the 0 to 100 block of Manitou Avenue. Officers say two people were involved in the robbery. When officers arrived in the area they made contact with one of two suspects, who was then detained. The second suspect reportedly went into a nearby hotel or motel, but was later located with two other individuals. Part of the building was placed under a shelter-in-place order and evacuated.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, their SWAT Team, and the Manitou Springs Police Department made contact with the individuals within the room, and all three left without injury. Two of the four individuals involved are detained and awaiting charges. Officers say the other two are being investigated further regarding their involvement.

The names of the suspects have not yet been released.

Manitou Avenue is back open.

Click here to view a map of the impacted area and sign up for Peak Alerts to receive emergency notifications in El Paso and Teller Counties.

Manitou Springs Police Department is currently investigating.

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