Large police presence in Lakewood for wanted man armed and barricaded

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — A man wanted nationally for brandishing a weapon is now barricaded inside a Quality Inn in Lakewood, and Lakewood Police believe he fired a shot at officers.

The Lakewood Police Department (LPD) is asking the public to avoid the area of West 6th Avenue and Simms Street as they work to detain the man.

There’s a large police presence in the area, including West Metro Swat and Jeffco Swat.

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