SWAT teams talk attempted murder suspect into surrendering

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COMMERCE CITY -- SWAT teams from Commerce City and the Adams County sheriff's office were able to arrest a man after a six-hour standoff early Saturday morning.


The man, 47-year-old Gary Richardson, was wanted for attempted murder on a police officer in connection with an incident in Federal Heights in 2012.

Commerce City officer Chris Dickey said officials and deputies tried to contact Richardson at a residence in the 11300 block of Iola Street around 8 Friday night. Instead, Richardson barricaded himself in the basement and fired several shots at officers.

The SWAT teams were called in and were able to talk Richardson into surrendering. No officers were injured.

Dickey said authorities used a reverse-911 system to alert residents in the area. Iola Street was closed for several hours during the incident.