Transient man arrested in Granby after pulling knife on police officer |

Transient man arrested in Granby after pulling knife on police officer

A transient man was arrested Saturday after pulling a knife on a Granby Police Officer near the train tracks behind Java Lava in Granby, according to the Granby Police Department.

The man, described as a 60-year-old caucasian, was approached by a Granby Police Officer on a welfare check at approximately 11:30 a.m. The transient man then pulled out a knife and advanced toward the officer. The officer pulled out his gun, at which point the man fled the scene.

A perimeter was set up by law enforcement officials from the Granby Police Department, Fraser/Winter Park Police Department, Grand County Sheriff’s Office and Colorado State Patrol. The man was arrested without incident outside of the Granby Kum & Go about 10 minutes after the initial confrontation.

Granby Police Chief James Kraker said that the man had been in town for a couple days, and that it is common for police officers to approach transients to check on them. The Granby Police Department is an administrator of a local samaritan fund which helps transients afford things such as bus tickets or temporary housing.

Charges for the man are currently pending.

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