Police officials are continuing to investigate an armed carjacking incident at 6 a.m. in Broomfield that ended an hour later in Boulder after officers located the vehicle and disarmed the suspect.
Broomfield Police Public Information Officer Rachel Haslett said the carjacking stemmed from a road rage incident between two vehicles near the intersection of U.S. 36 and Highway 121.
Police reported two people were involved in the road rage interaction that devolved into a carjacking when the drivers stopped at the intersection in question.
According to reports, when the drivers stopped one of the parties drew a gun and stole a bystanders truck.
Boulder Police Public Information Officer Dionne Waugh said the stolen truck was spotted near Pearl Street around 7 a.m.
“Using vehicle maneuvers BPD officers were able to stop the vehicle & take the suspect into custody & recover the firearm,” she stated via email.
Once the suspect was confronted he exited the vehicle and aimed a weapon at officers.
“The suspect pointed a gun at officers and officers fired their weapons at him,” she said. “Neither he, nor any officers, were struck or injured during this incident.”
This breaking news story will be updated as more details are released.