SEPT 12, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
City of Montrose
Office of the City Manager
433 South First Street
Montrose, CO 81401
Contact: William Woody, Public Information Officer
970.240.1439 | email@example.com | www.cityofmontrose.org
Suspect In Hotel Standoff In Custody
Montrose, CO – A suspect is in custody following an hours-long standoff at a local hotel. There is no threat to public safety.
According to the Montrose Police Department, at approximately 5 a.m. Wednesday morning a man entered the Holiday Inn Express located at 1391 South Townsend Ave. and demanded a room.
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 the police.
The Montrose Police Department Special Weapons and Tactics Team, (SWAT) was dispatched to the scene. According to the police department, an exchange of gun fire did occur.
The suspect was taken into custody at around 8 a.m.
Montrose police officers have contained the scene and are investigating.
# # #