BOULDER, Colo. — The Latest on man armed with a machete who was shot and killed at the University of Colorado (all times local):
A man armed with a machete was shot and killed by police at the University of Colorado after officials say he refused to drop the weapon.
The incident happened Wednesday at the sports complex on the Boulder campus.
Police spokesman Scott Pribble says the man brandished the knife in a menacing way during an altercation with another person in the parking lot of the Champions Center and then went inside a building.
Pribble said police directed the man to put the weapon down and, when he refused, he was shot.
The university sent text alerts to all students, faculty and staffers warning them about the man and telling them to take protective action.
The University of Colorado says a man armed with a machete at the school’s sports complex has been taken into custody.
The incident happened Wednesday at a sports medicine building on the Boulder campus. Authorities didn’t immediately release any more details but the Daily Camera (http://bit.ly/2dSChyc ) reported that police shot the suspect.
The university tweeted an alert about the man about 10 minutes before his capture was announced warning people to take “protective action.”