MONTROSE, Colo. (CBS4) – Police in Montrose have arrested a suspect after a shootout with a barricaded suspect at a Holiday Inn Express.
No innocent people were hurt in the incident on Colorado’s Western Slope, according to authorities.
The hotel is located on the 1300 block of South Townsend Avenue. Police said a man entered the hotel at 5 a.m. Wednesday and demanded that he get a room. Police described what happened next in a news release:
“When the hotel staff notified the suspect the hotel was full, the suspect brandished a firearm and threatened the staff. The suspect then barricaded himself in a room near the lobby and the staff called police.”
A witness told CBS4 police and Montrose County sheriff’s deputies evacuated people from the hotel. The witness said they could see a SWAT team there.