Armed man taken into custody in Breckenridge

Law enforcement officials took an armed man into custody today after he allegedly threatened to shoot people along Highway 9 in Breckenridge.

Gary Cutler, a spokesman with Colorado State Patrol, said that they received calls beginning around 9:50 a.m. that a man was standing on the side of Highway 9 at mile marker 91 — near Tiger Run Resort — and allegedly pointing a rifle at traffic going by.

Cutler said that state patrol troopers and officers with the Breckenridge Police Department arrived on scene with weapons drawn to confront the individual. A Breckenridge officer used a stun gun to incapacitate the man, and he was taken into custody. No shots were fired, and the man’s rifle was confiscated.

Cutler said that the man hasn’t yet been identified. There is currently no threat to public safety.

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