Police respond to suicide attempt reported in Avon
AVON, Colorado – Reports of a man attempting to commit suicide prompted Avon police and several other special police units to respond to a Wildridge home Saturday afternoon and evening.
Police believed the 61-year-old man had two handguns, Avon Police Lt. Greg Daly said. Police said the man did not have any hostages, despite an initial report from a witness suggesting there might be hostages. As of about 11 p.m., police said no shots had been fired.
Avon police responded to the report of a barricaded subject around 2:30 p.m. Over the course of several hours, police tried to contact the man with a bullhorn and over the phone, Daly said.
As of Saturday evening, police were not releasing the name of the man reportedly attempting suicide or the address of the incident.
Responding were the Eagle County special operations unit, along with 11 members of the Garfield County All Hazards Response Team and eight members of the Garfield County All Hazards Negotiations Team, said Tanny McGinnis, community relations deputy for the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office.