David Reese Jr. arrested after downtown Colorado Springs foot chase

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A Colorado Springs man was arrested early Saturday after he ran away from police and tried to hide a handgun underneath a mail truck, police said.

Officers were called to The Ritz on S. Tejon Street just before 2 a.m. on a report of a disturbance, reported KRDO.

Witnesses told police a man had a gun. When officers tried to talk to him, he ran off leading officers on a two block foot chase downtown, police said.

"The suspect was arrested as he was attempting to hide the gun under a mail truck at the post office located at the corner of South Nevada Avenue and East Pikes Peak Avenue," police said in a news release.

David Reese Jr., 43, was arrested on suspicion of a string of weapons offenses as well as disturbing the peace and obstructing officers.

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