From the Denver7 news desk: Breaking and developing news on August 31, 2018

This is the Denver7 breaking and developing news blog. Throughout the day, this story will be updated with both minor and large breaking news events that our readers care about. Check back as we continue to update this story. 


6:27 p.m.: The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says a suspect with a gun shot at deputies while on a traffic stop on Highway 85. Deputies returned fire and the suspect was killed. No deputies were injured. 

5:34 p.m.: Highway 85 is completely shutdown from Delva to Manhart in Douglas County due to an officer-involved shooting. No deputies were injured, per the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. 

4:35 p.m.: There are heavy delays into and out of downtown Denver this evening as the Rocky Mountain Showdown and A Taste of Colorado take place, RTD officials say. 

11:30 a.m. -- At least eight people have been hospitalized after a possible chlorine gas leak near 40th Ave. and Havana St. in Denver.

10:50 a.m. — Authorities are responding to a hazmat situation at 11250 E. 40th Avenue in northeast Denver. 

Capt. Greg Pixley with the Denver Fire Department said two people have been injured. Nearby business are being evacuated. 

In a tweet, Denver police said they are also responding and are asking for the public to avoid the area of E. 40th Avenue and Lima Street. 

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