4 dead, including gunman, after ‘intense’ hostage situation in Aurora, Colo.


A gunman has reportedly barricaded himself inside an Aurora, Colo., home and is holding multiple hostages.

Aurora, again, seriously ?

— Giles (@GilesMcK) January 5, 2013

Developing: An armed man has as many as three hostages in Aurora, CO. Police and SWAT are on the scene.

— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) January 5, 2013

Authorities in Aurora, Colorado are working a standoff with reported hostages. #CNN

— Jennifer Feldman (@jenniferfeldman) January 5, 2013

Reporter Melissa Blasius is on the scene.

We are hearing gunfire from townhouse in Aurora hostage situation #9NEWS

— Melissa Blasius (@MelissaBlasius) January 5, 2013

We saw white puff come up from hostage situation townhouse in Aurora. Now we are smelling the year gas. #9NEWS

— Melissa Blasius (@MelissaBlasius) January 5, 2013

The Aurora Police Department has started to provide updates via Twitter.

Still no change on barricaded subject. The situation remains intense.

— Aurora Police Dept (@AuroraPD) January 5, 2013

Twitchy will monitor this developing story and update as more information becomes available.


Police say they have had a brief phone conversation with armed man believed to have 3 hostages in Aurora home – @gawker @breakingnews

— LENA ARGIRI (@lenaargiri) January 5, 2013

Reports are coming in that at least one person was shot:

Aurora police radio traffic indicates at least one person was shot this morning during Aurora townhouse hostage situation.#9NEWS

— Melissa Blasius (@MelissaBlasius) January 5, 2013


Awful. Blasius reports that four people, including the gunman, have been killed.

Aurora hostage situation over. Four people dead including gunman. #9NEWS

— Melissa Blasius (@MelissaBlasius) January 5, 2013

Aurora PD says one survivor got out of townhouse early this morning. Police say she reported 3 lifeless bodies and gunman. #9NEWS

— Melissa Blasius (@MelissaBlasius) January 5, 2013

Aurora PD shot and killed barricaded man about 8:30 a.m. Officers say he had shot at them and would’t come out even when tear gassed #9NEWS

— Melissa Blasius (@MelissaBlasius) January 5, 2013

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/01/05/police-situation-intense-as-armed-man-takes-multiple-hostages-in-aurora-colo/

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