Boulder Man Threatening to Detonate Oxygen Tank Killed by Police

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Boulder, Colo. (AP) Police shot and killed a man in a Boulder hospital today after he claimed he had a detonator connected to an oxygen tank.

Police say 32-year-old Terrance Baughman held officers at bay for four hours while he was sitting in a wheelchair in the vestibule of Boulder Community Hospital.

Police spokeswoman Sarah Huntley says officers shot Baughman in the chest when he got out of the wheelchair.

He underwent surgery and died about seven hours after he was shot.

Police used a robot to remove a red bag found in Baughman's possession, and they took it to a nearby park and detonated it.

they had not determined what it was as of Monday night.

Police determined a second package found nearby was not a threat.


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