Crime

Two Women Carjacking Suspects Busted After SWAT Standoff


If you're wondering what the hell has been going on along 84th Avenue between Interstate 25 and Confer Road this morning, the short answer is: plenty.

Roads were closed and a SWAT team was dispatched after a police chase involving two female carjacking suspects.

The standoff ended a short time ago, with both women being taken into custody — and at this writing, authorities are working to return the traffic situation to what qualifies as normal for the northern metro area.

According to Fox31, the incident got underway around 2:30 a.m. in Commerce City, near the intersection of Holly Street and East 60th Avenue.


That's when the women allegedly used a handgun to convince a man to hand over the wheel of a blue 2006 Nissan Pathfinder.

Shortly thereafter, a cop spotted the ride near Cherry Street and East 72nd.

Officers attempted to stop the vehicle on the 6000 block of I-25, the account continues, but the Pathfinder just kept going — at least until it took too wide a turn at West 84th and Conifer and crashed into another car, whose driver was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries.

Meanwhile, the women refused to get out of the car, precipitating a standoff.

Here's a tweet from Fox31's Jim Hooley capturing the scene.
The situation dragged on for a while longer.

But finally, around 5 a.m., the women surrendered.

Here's a video of the aftermath as tweeted by 7News' Sally Mamdooh:

The women under arrest have not yet been identified.

Meanwhile, 84th Avenue is expected to be reopened shortly.

Look below to see a pair of reports about the situation — the first from CBS4, the second from Fox31.



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