02/21/2013 09:54 am ET Updated Feb 21, 2013

Denver Man Shoots At Police From Building For Hours, Taken Into Custody Thursday Morning

Denver Police have arrested a man who they say was shooting into the street from a building near the intersection of 12th Ave. and Grant Street during the early hours of Thursday morning.

According to tweets from the Denver Police, the situation began around 2 a.m. and after a four hour standoff was resolved with the arrest of the man around 6 a.m. after police deployed a chemical agent to flush the alleged shooter out of the building.

Denver Police's tweeted throughout the incident:

Police say no officers were injured and the suspect was also uninjured when arrested.

9News reports that the suspect was on an upper floor of a building near 12th and Grant giving the shooter the ability to fire farther.

DPD Lt. Matt Murry told 9News that the police didn't want anyone on the streets or to come out of their homes for safety reasons, "We don't even have officers in this block. As you can see, it's very, very dangerous."

Police evacuated the residents of the building the shooter was firing from and said that the morning incident was especially dangerous to residents and anyone walking nearby due to the elevation of the shooter, since he was firing down the street and the snow fall this morning.

Fox31 reported that the shooter had barricaded himself into an apartment and was shooting from the fifth floor of The Gotham Apartments building at 1196 Grant Street.

After the police deployed the chemical agent, the shooter reportedly continued to fire his weapon, according to 7News, but then around 6 a.m. surrendered at the front door of the building.



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