LARIMER COUNTY DEPUTY KILLS SUS­PECT IN HOSTAGE STAND­OFF

The Denver Post - - DENVER & THE WEST -

A deputy from Larimer County shot and killed a man in Fort Collins early Satur­day af­ter a SWAT stand­off, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease from the Larimer County Sher­iff’s Of­fice.

The in­ci­dent be­gan about 11:35 p.m. Fri­day, when au­thor­i­ties dis­cov­ered that a woman was be­ing held hostage by a man in a mo­bile home. The Larimer County Re­gional and Fort Collins Po­lice SWAT teams were called.

Af­ter more than three hours, hostage ne­go­tia­tors said the man re­fused to re­lease the woman. That’s when the SWAT teams en­tered the mo­bile home. The deputy, whose name has not yet been re­leased, said he fired be­cause he be­lieved the sus­pect had a weapon in his hand and was ad­vanc­ing to­ward him.

The sus­pect, Philip B. Salazar, 38, was pro­nounced dead at Poudre Val­ley Hos­pi­tal. He died from mul­ti­ple gun­shot wounds.

The fe­male hostage was be­ing eval­u­ated at a hos­pi­tal, the sher­iff’s of­fice said.

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