Colorado state Capitol lockdown lifted after reports of shots fired

The scene near the Denver state capitol on Thursday afternoon CBS DENVER

(CBS NEWS) – The Colorado state Capitol in Denver was on lockdown Thursday as police responded to reports of shots fired, CBS Denver reported. The lockdown was later lifted, according to the Colorado State Patrol’s Public Affairs Unit.

Police said Thursday afternoon there was a “large police presence” on the scene and warned people to expect traffic delays.

Someone was reported shooting out of a vehicle near the state Capitol, CBS Denver reports. SWAT crews surrounded an RTD bus parked near the state Capitol.
No injuries have been reported. Police advised people to avoid the area, according to CBS Denver. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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