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Eagle County Sheriff’s Office: Inaccurate call behind Minturn lockdown order

Call reporting someone barricaded with a weapon was not accurate

Saturday night’s lockdown order in Minturn for a possibly armed suspect turned out to be the result of false information, according to the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office released a Sunday morning statement reporting that a caller was “not accurate” Saturday night when they reported that someone in Minturn had a weapon and might have barricaded themselves in at their residence.

An alert of police activity in the area just after 8 p.m. was followed by a lockdown order at 8:33 p.m. alerting all residents in the vicinity of 1051 S. Main Street to take shelter. The alert stated there was an “immediate risk from a dangerous and possibly armed suspect.”

Locals reported that a number of deputies armed with rifles were on the scene, with one deputy talking on a megaphone to tell a man to come out of the house with his hands up.

As a safety precaution, the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office closed U.S. Highway 24, Minturn’s Main Street, in both directions.

After learning that there was no criminal activity and that the call was not accurate, law enforcement reopened the highway around 10 p.m. Saturday.

Video courtesy Michael Bednarczyk


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