Elizabeth Street from Overland Trail to Rocky Road reopened Friday afternoon after Fort Collins Police arrested a 31-year-old male who had barricaded himself in a home, FCPS Spokeswoman Rita Davis said.
At 12:55 p.m. Fernando Simental, who is wanted on two counts of attempted homicide in Pueblo County, was brought into police custody after more than an hour inside a 2922 W. Elizabeth Street residence.
After being notified by the Pueblo County Sheriffâ€™s Department of the subjectâ€™s location earlier Friday morning, Fort Collins police went to the residence, where the man ended up seeing the officers and fleeing back into the home around 11:20 a.m.
SWAT teams arrived on the scene and at 12:30 p.m. FCPS notified all residents within a half-mile radius to stay indoors, Davis said.
Police attempted to phone the home at 12:45 p.m. and after the suspect didnâ€™t answer, gas was sent through the back windows. At 12:52 p.m. Simental emerged from the building with his hands up.
According to Davis, there was no one else inside, and it is unknown if the man was armed.