Armed standoff in Wildernest area of Silverthorne on May 27 ends in arrest |

Armed standoff in Wildernest area of Silverthorne on May 27 ends in arrest

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Police cars respond to a Silverthorne incident involving an armed individual in a residential building on Saturday.
Kevin Fixler | |

SUMMIT COUNTY — Justin Michael King, 26, was arrested following a standoff in Silverthorne on Saturday, according to a press release from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office. At approximately 5:43 p.m. Saturday, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of harassment in the 500 block of Ryan Gulch Road in Wildernest, according to the release.

One suspect had allegedly barricaded himself alone in a room and stated he was armed with a gun, according to the release. A safety perimeter was established and a shelter in place warning was issued for Wildernest, advising the public to stay away from the area.

While negotiations were under way, Sheriff’s detectives worked to obtain an arrest warrant. Upon being taken into custody at approximately 11:37 p.m., King was arrested on charges of domestic violence, stalking, violation of bail bond conditions, felony menacing and violation of a protection order. He was transported to the Summit County Detentions Facility and held on no bond until seen by a judge.

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