UPDATE: 3 killed, including 1 police officer, in shooting at Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs, police say
At least two people are dead, including one police officer, in the shooting that took place at the Planned Parenthood building in Colorado Springs, Colo., today. The gunman has been detained, according to the Colorado Springs police department, and 11 individuals, including five police officers, have been wounded.
The "active shooter" situation at the Planned Parenthood building lasted for roughly five hours this afternoon. Police have not released the name of the shooter. The suspect, a male, had brought "items" with him into the Planned Parenthood building. Police said they do not know what the items were.
The standoff came to an end when police officers were able to gain entry to the building and began shouting to communicate with the suspect, according to Colorado Springs Lt. Catherine Buckley. It was then that officers got "him to surrender and he was taken into custody" at 4:52 p.m. local time, Buckley said.
Police are still working to clear the Planned Parenthood building and said they are treating it "as a crime scene." Officials are also working to help anyone in the surrounding buildings who set up barricades during the standoff.