Sunday, July 10, 2011

Clifton SWAT Standoff with Armed Hostage-Taker Is Over

By Matt Kroschel

After a five hour standoff on Jackson Street in Clifton a man armed with a shot gun who had shot at police officers, was taken down without anyone harmed.

I got to the scene and had to duck for cover as bullets rang out. The SWAT team responded and then a standoff for over five hours went on.

I spoke to people who were inside the home when the man busted inside and held them at gunpoint before releasing them. They say he was "Tweeking" and that he held the gun to their head.

The whole incident began with a reported attempted armed car jacking at a gas station about a block away from the house.

At about 5:00 PM the suspect was taken into custody. Mesa County Sheriff, Grand Junction Police, Colorado State Patrol, Palisade PD and other emergency teams responded for the call.

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