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Theft suspect reportedly climbs into the rafters of Colorado Springs Kohl's

 Police activity at Kohl's in Colorado Springs on June 12, 2019.
Police activity at Kohl's in Colorado Springs on June 12, 2019. (KKTV)
Published: Jun. 12, 2019 at 10:08 PM MDT
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Shoppers were evacuated from a Colorado Springs Kohl's on Wednesday when a theft suspect reportedly crawled into the rafters.

Police were called to the store of N. Nevada Avenue and Austin Bluffs Parkway at about 6:30 p.m. The suspect had been detained and may have asked to use the bathroom. While in the bathroom it is believed the suspect climbed up into the rafters, or ceiling of the building. The exact details of how he first got into the rafters is still under investigation.

The suspect was eventually captured and taken to the hospital as a precaution.

Other charges, including theft, are expected. The suspect was not immediately identified.

The store was reopened to the public soon after the arrest.

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