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Domestic violence suspect plays cat-and-mouse with Denver Police at high-rise condos

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Posted at 3:15 PM, Dec 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-24 17:24:16-05

DENVER -- Some residents of a high-rise condo unit had to spend part of Christmas Eve stuck indoors as a man wanted in a domestic incident played cat-and-mouse with Denver police.

The man, reportedly in his boxers and wielding a pipe, ran around the SPIRE Condominium Tower at 891 14th Street setting off fire alarms and taunting officers.

Police eventually caught up with the suspect hours later but not before they issued telephone alerts to residences to stay indoors.

The incident began when police received a call at 12:23 p.m. Saturday about a domestic violence incident at the 42-story condo complex.

Police at one point thought the man had barricaded himself in an 18th-floor condo and officers evacuated some residents from neighboring units as a precaution.

Officers captured the man about 2:40 p.m., Denver7 photojournalist Dan McKinney reported from the scene. His name has yet to be released.

The hunt for the man required a lot of police resources on Christmas Eve day, as teams of officers searched stairwells in the high-rise and other officers secured building exits to prevent his escape.

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