COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Colorado Springs police identified the suspect accused of shooting at officers on Friday afternoon.
They say 31-year-old Neal Arceneaux opened fire in the area of Academy and Union Boulevards.
Neal Arceneaux (credit: Colorado Springs Police)
When officers responded to reports of a disturbance involving a gun, they say Arceneaux ran away from them and both officers and the suspect exchanged gunfire.
Authorities tweeted urgent messages urging people to stay away from the scene.
Media update in the 5700 block of North Academy Blvd. Still active scene. Please stay out of the area. Residence shelter in place and do not open your doors to strangers.
– Springs Police (@CSPDPIO) January 20, 2018
Police set up a large perimeter surrounding the shooting scene, and a reverse 911 went out to residents in the area informing them of the threat.
Officials say Arceneaux has not been caught and is considered armed and dangerous.
No officers or civilians were hurt in the shooting. It’s not clear if the suspect is hurt.
Police say Arceneaux is wanted on numerous felony warrants unrelated to this investigation.
If you know where Arcenaux is, you’re asked to contact the Colorado Springs Police Department at 444-7000 or can remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers 719-634-STOP, (7867).
Police Detain Protester At Bernie Sanders Rally
PHILADELPHIA – A protester was taken away in handcuffs during a Bernie Sanders rally in Philadelphia on Friday night.
Senator Sanders was in town rallying for John Fetterman, who is a Democratic candidate running for Lieutenant Governor in Pennsylvania.
Bernie Sanders (credit: CBS)
Moments after Sanders began speaking to the crowd, a man wearing a white t-shirt and a black bandana can be seen jumping up onto the platform attempting to use a megaphone.
After several unsuccessful attempts at disrupting the rally, the protester was taken off the stage in handcuffs.
Police could not confirm if any charges were being filed.
Fetterman is one of several candidates challenging incumbent Lt. Gov. Mike Stack in May 15’s primary election.