Breckenridge police issued shelter in place warning due to barricarded individual
February 18, 2017
Breckenridge residents near River Park Drive received a warning to shelter in place on Wednesday night because of an armed individual that was barricaded inside a residence and not responding to police negotiators. Two units in the building were also evacuated. A spokeswoman for the Breckenridge Police Department said the individual was only a threat to themself and no else was injured. She was not allowed to comment on the condition of the barricaded individual.
"On the authority of the Breckenridge Police Department, there is a police emergency in the area of River Park Drive," the warning read. "There is a barricaded individual. Avoid this area. If you live on or near River Park Drive, shelter in place. Do not go to windows or leave your location. Do not call 9-1-1 unless you have an emergency."
It was issued at 9:52 p.m. through the county's emergency notification system and wasn't lifted until 8:27 the next day.
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