UPDATE: The suspect is now in custody and surrounding businesses have been evacuated.

A hostage situation at a Boulder hair salon occured this morning, and a SWAT team has been in contact with the victims and suspect inside.

One adult male entered the salon, Hair Rage International, armed with a gun sometime before 11:00 a.m., when the Boulder Police were notified. As of 12:00 p.m., there were two women being held hostage within the salon, though they were not in need of any medical attention. [Source]


According to a Boulder Police spokesperson, there was information indicating that the hostage scenario could possibly be due to a "domestic violence-type situation".

We will update the story as more info becomes available.