Dec 102006
Authors: Brandon Lowrey

After a 30-minute standoff, police arrested a 19-year-old man who held up a Safeway pharmacy with a rifle Friday morning, a police spokeswoman said.

David Dubois, 19, may have fired shots while numerous employees and shoppers were in the supermarket near the intersection of College Avenue and Mulberry Street, witnesses and Fort Collins Police Services spokeswoman Rita Davis said. Many were in the market for the entirety of the standoff, but Davis said it was unclear whether they were actually hostages.

No one was injured.

The standoff began after Dubois walked into the market with a rifle at about 10:27 a.m. About a minute later, police received a report that shots had been fired, Davis said. Police blocked off the streets around Safeway, but at about 10:50 a.m., Dubois fled in a blue pickup truck.

Police followed and arrested him in the 200 block of Whedbee Street minutes later. He did not fight officers, Davis said.

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