The Boulder Police Department (BPD) is investigating an incident that occurred at about 1:30 this morning at the intersection of 13th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue in the University Hill neighborhood in Boulder.
During the incident, an armed suspect was shot by a BPD officer and taken to Boulder Community Hospital. No bystanders or officers were injured. Other suspects fled the scene.
BPD held a news conference at 7 a.m. at 13th Street and College Avenue. The department issued a press release after the news conference, and CU Boulder is working to help amplify the information. Included in the press release are details about how community members can help, such as by providing photos or video footage of the incident.
There was no indication of any threat to campus. However, university officials understand the campus community wants to be kept informed of incidents nearby, such as in the University Hill neighborhood, where many students, faculty and staff reside.
CU Boulder amplified social media messages from BPD as soon as emergency officials became aware of the incident and continued to share information throughout the morning on the CU Police Department and CU Boulder Alerts Twitter accounts.
CU Boulder also shared details released by BPD on the alerts website in the form of a CU Advisory. Here's more information on this new tier of notification, including how, when and why the campus sends CU Advisories and how to receive CU Advisories. CU Advisories are posted on the alerts website and shared via social media.
The university encourages all community members to follow @cuboulderpolice and @cuboulderalerts on Twitter; to bookmark our alerts website and to sign up for countywide emergency alerts, which may be sent out during emergencies that occur off campus. There are instructions on how to sign up for Everbridge on the CU Boulder alerts website. For questions about emergency notifications, contact the city communications and engagement office.
A number of university resources to support students and any campus community members are available.
The University of Colorado Police Department will have extra patrols with higher visibility on campus and will support BPD in its investigation, including helping to obtain and review evidence. CUPD also has members on the multi-agency critical incident response team that investigates officer-involved shootings per protocol.