Police cannot confirm Colorado Springs gunman 'contained': spokeswoman

Police cannot confirm Colorado Springs gunman 'contained': spokeswoman

(Reuters) – Police in Colorado Springs cannot confirm reports that a gunman who shot & wounded several people near a Planned Parenthood clinic in the city on Friday was "contained," or rule out the possibility that hostages were taken, a police spokeswoman said.

"We do not know if he is contained," Colorado Springs Police Department spokeswoman Lieutenant Catherine Buckley told reporters.

Asked whether any hostages were taken, Buckley said: "There is that possibility." Her comments were broadcast on Fox News.

(This version of the story was refiled to correct to spokeswoman in lead paragraph)

(Reporting by Mohammad Zargham in Washington, editing by G Crosse)

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Source: “Reuters”

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