Police Kill Man With Machete At Colorado University


When a man with a machete who was making threats refused to drop his weapon, officers shot and killed him.

Campus police at the University of Colorado in Boulder received a call around 9:15 a.m. Wednesday morning that a man with a machete had entered the Campions Center, a new addition to the athletic center, which houses administrative offices, a sports medicine and performance center, weight room, locker rooms, dining facilities and conference rooms.

Police reported the man first caused some kind of trouble in the parking area outside the building, showing a “sharp weapon and was menacing with it.”   Reportedly, he was described as “a white male who appeared to be a religious zealot,” who was writing religious messages on cars in the parking lot and talking about commandments.

The man had then entered the building, and police shot him around 9:28 a.m. after he refused to put down his weapon.

The man has yet to be identified, according to the Daily Camera Boulder News.

At the morning press conference, campus spokesman Ryan Huff read a statement from Athletic Director Rick George: “Regarding the incident this morning in our Champions Center, first and foremost, all our student athletes and staff are safe. We have safety protocols in place. When everyone received the campus alert, all responded accordingly and the protocols were effective. I want to recognize the Boulder and CU police departments for their prompt and swift response to this incident and neutralizing the suspect. Their quick actions allowed for the situation to end without further incident.”



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