Active Shooter Reported at Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood Office, Right Wing Twitter Applauds
The Denver Post reports that a police officer has been injured in an active shooter situation at Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs.
At least one police officer has been injured in an ongoing active shooter situation at a Colorado Springs branch of Planned Parenthood Friday afternoon.
Lt. Catherine Buckley, a Colorado Springs police spokeswoman, said she was still trying to confirm other details in the fluid situation.
“We still have a gunman that is out there,” she said.
The city’s fire department tweeted about the situation about 11:45 a.m. The branch is located at 3480 Centennial Blvd., just east of the Garden of the Gods.
“The area is NOT secure,” police said in a tweet.
Suspect in #PlannedParenthood shooting is a white male in his 40’s. (via police scanner)
We don’t know much yet, but of course after all the crazed incitement against Planned Parenthood recently it’s likely this is a terrorist attack. Right wingers on Twitter are already condoning it, which isn’t surprising.
The important thing to remember here is the violent backlash that will occur against pro lifers and NRA members. #NRAphobia
At least three officers have been hurt, according to police commander @csgazette
KKTV reports the suspect walked into the Planned Parenthood office and started shooting.
The latest news from the Colorado Springs Police Department:
CSPD: “Still an active scene. We’ve been in contact with a suspect inside the building.”
CSPD: “There are items the individual brought with him to the Planned Parenthood building.”
CSPD: “This incident did start at the Planned Parenthood building.”
CSPD spokeswoman just specifically denied the right wing’s “botched bank robbery” talking point.
Colorado Springs PD spokeswoman has now confirmed this was an attack on Planned Parenthood.
The gunman has now surrendered to police and is in custody.