A man is under arrest after firing gunshots inside the Colorado Supreme Court building. The alleged gunman broke into the building overnight, held a security guard at gunpoint and proceeded to open fire, state police said in a statement.
According to the Denver Police Department, officers responded to a call at 1:15 a.m. about a two-car crash in the area of 13th Street and Lincoln. One of the drivers allegedly pointed a handgun at the other.
A short time later, the Colorado State Patrol said the same suspect shot out a window on the east side of the Colorado Supreme Court building known as the Ralph L. Carr Judicial Center located at 2 East 14th Ave.
The suspect then breached the building and came in contact with an unarmed security guard with the Colorado State Patrol Capitol Security Unit.
CSP said the suspect held the security guard at gunpoint and demanded access to other parts of the building. The suspect obtained keys from the guard and accessed an unknown number of floors.
After firing shots on the building seventh floor, the suspect called police and voluntarily surrendered.
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This article was republished with permission from American Liberty News.