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Suspect in Planned Parenthood shooting in custody

Suspect in Planned Parenthood shooting in custody

 People are rescued near the scene of a shooting in Colorado Springs Friday November 27, 2015. Photo by Andy Cross/The Denver Post

By Jesse Paul, Jordan Steffen and John Ingold for The Denver Post

Police have detained one suspect following a shooting and standoff at a Planned Parenthood clinic that spanned five hours.

The suspect, a man, was detained at 4:52 p.m. The Colorado Springs mayor's office confirmed on Twitter that the suspect was in custody. He was seen being escorted by police out of the clinic in handcuffs. According to police radio transmissions, the suspect told officers that he acted alone.

The shooting injured at least 11 people, including at least five police officers, after a gunman walked into a Colorado Springs branch of Planned Parenthood on Friday and began shooting. It was unclear whether there were any fatalities.

Police then entered into a standoff with the shooter. Officers used an armored vehicle to evacuate roughly two dozen people trapped inside the building, even as their colleagues sporadically exchanged gunfire with the suspect.

"Our officers acted with untold valor," Colorado Springs Police Lt. Catherine Buckley said at a 5 p.m. news conference.

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