Standoff in Clifton


CLIFTON, Colo. Schools were placed on shelter in place, and bus service was shut down as a parolee hiding from law enforcement was found in a home in Clifton.

Around 2:30 p.m. on Friday, District 51 says Rocky Mountain Elementary was put on shelter in place because of law enforcement activity in the area.

Palisade High School and Mount Garfield Middle School buses stopped running, and parents had to get their kids as SWAT was called to the scene.

Sheriff's officials say parolee Brandon Ragsdale was inside a home on the 3200 block of main street in Clifton.

SWAT was called because friends of Ragsdale told law enforcement he had several weapons inside the home.

"The suspect through a negotiator did exit the home without any weapons," says sheriff's office spokesperson, Heather Benjamin. "No deputies were hurt, the suspect wasn't hurt, he walked out of the home he was arrested without incident."

The sheriff's office was unable to confirm what he's currently on parole for.

Schools in the area did a re-unification to get students back with parents.

Ragsdale was taken into custody around 3:45 p.m..


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