Emergency Response Team called to Winter Park Highlands Saturday morning
June 10, 2018
Reports of an intoxicated male party with a handgun led Middle Park's Emergency Response Team to be called out early Saturday morning but the incident ended peacefully several hours later without any arrests.
At approximately 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning deputies from the Grand County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to the 800 block of County Road 856 in the Winter Park Highlands after receiving reports of an intoxicated male subject causing a disturbance at a neighborhood residence.
While responding to the scene deputies were notified the male individual was "attempting to locate a handgun" according to a press release issued by the Sheriff's Department Sunday afternoon. Law enforcement officials also received notice that there were four additional individuals inside the residence.
"Communication attempts with the occupants were unsuccessful, and the Middle Park Emergency Response Team was called to the scene" states the press release.
The Middle Park Emergency Response Team is made up of law enforcement and first responder personnel from multiple agencies throughout Grand County including the Sheriff's Department, Grand Police, Fraser – Winter Park Police and Grand County EMS. The Emergency Response Team functions in a role more commonly associated with the term SWAT Team.
"Officers were eventually able to establish communication with the four uninvolved parties, and ultimately able to safely evacuate them," states the press release. "At approximately 9:15 a.m. officers were able to contact the subject, and resolve the issue without further incident."
According to representatives from the Sheriff's Office the incident was "isolated". Department officials noted "there is no threat to public safety".