Police: Situation ‘intense’ as armed man takes multiple hostages in Aurora, Colo.; Update: 4 reportedly dead, including gunman; 1 survivor

A gunman has reportedly barricaded himself inside an Aurora, Colo., home and is holding multiple hostages.

Reporter Melissa Blasius is on the scene.

The Aurora Police Department has started to provide updates via Twitter.

Twitchy will monitor this developing story and update as more information becomes available.


Reports are coming in that at least one person was shot:


Awful. Blasius reports that four people, including the gunman, have been killed.

  • Fire and Adjust!

    Must have been caused by the recently legalized pot in Colorado because we all know it isn’t the hostage taker that is to be blamed….. We should outlaw all pot and anything that looks like pot…….. Say goodbye to your oregano and mustard seed

    • mickeyco

      very good

    • Bumr50

      Thank you!

  • Rick

    Quick!! Post some ‘Gun-Free Zone’ signs beforie it’s too late!!

  • tredglx

    Cue the apoplectic gun-control advocates in 3…2…1…

  • Joe W.

    Let’s make hostage taking illegal in gun free / pot friendly zones…..oh wait…never mind.

  • http://twitter.com/DOGGYYELP DOGGY

    American society has developed some problems.

    • Joe W.

      Understatement of the millennium…..

    • http://twitter.com/1RandiStarr Randi Starr

      Hmmmm, think that problem started about 20 years ago, now what you have is the fruition.

      • http://www.facebook.com/dan.cappiello.5 Dan Cappiello

        Try 40-45 years ago.

  • http://ConservativeMom.net/ LoriGirl

    What video games was he playing? Cause now guns AND video games kill people, don’t ya know. No, actually that’s called suicide by police defense.

    Seriously, prayers to families & loved ones. What a horrific way to start a new year.

  • waltzingmtilda

    Maybe we should just ban Aurora, CO?

  • nc

    There still has been no information released about the shooter, but most of these type of crimes are committed by young adult men. Why is there no discussion about this?

    Note: I’m only suggesting a discussion, nothing else.

    • Zane Henry

      expect more of this type of situation due to ever-increasing hopelessness as our societal entropy ramps up.

      We’ve become a people with a broken moral compass.

  • http://Twitter.com/jkerrysforehead John Kerry’s Forehead

    Don’t ban guns, ban Colorado.