SWAT team called to armed standoff in Silverthorne
UPDATE (12:14 a.m.): The emergency situation has concluded, and the “shelter in place” ban has been lifted. It is safe to resume normal activities in the area.
A SWAT team responded to a report of an armed individual barricaded in a residence on the 500 block of Ryan Gulch Road in Wildernest on Saturday afternoon, May 27.
According to a news release from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, deputies initially responded to a harassment call at approximately 4:53 p.m. A suspect then reportedly barricaded himself alone in a room and said he was armed with a gun.
A standoff involving more than a dozen of police officers lasted several hours, and Ryan Gulch road was closed to all traffic near Buffalo Drive.
The SWAT team arrived at around 7:45 p.m. A Summit Daily reporter on scene said that police “cocked their weapons and ordered (him) to seek shelter” at around 7:53 p.m. The reporter said that there was smoke in the air, although the source was unclear.
At press time, the situation had not yet been cleared. Visit http://www.summitdaily.com for the most up-to-date information.
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