SWAT Activity In Adams Co. Puts Schools On Lockout

ADAMS, CO — Only a few hours after Adams Co. Sheriff’s deputies buried their fallen colleague Heath Gumm in an emotional funeral in Lafayette, sheriff’s officers deputies found themselves in a barricade situation calling for a SWAT team in Adams Co. But this time, a suspect was taken into custody and no one was injured.

Denver schools near the incident at East 78th Avenue near Downing Street were placed on lockout during the standoff.

It started with a 911 call reporting shots fired around 12:30, a sheriff’s spokesperson said. A male suspect ran into a home and refused to come out.

As the situation remained tense, schools in the area were placed on lockout, and when dismissal time came, students at Welby Community school were bused away from the area and parents had to make arrangements to pick them up at Valley View Elementary, Mapleton Public Schools said.

Adams Co. Spokesman Sgt. Jim Morgen said the county returned with a search warrant around 7:30 p.m. and SWAT team members entered the residence and took the unidentified man into custody. The suspect had an outstanding felony warrant, Morgen said.


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