Pinpoint Weather Alert Day: Snow diminishing, difficult travel statewide

Man using pressure washer prompts gun scare in Boulder

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

BOULDER, Colo. — Three schools in the Gunbarrel area of Boulder went into lockout on Tuesday morning after someone mistook a pressure washer for a rifle, the Boulder Police Department said.

Police said dispatch received a call about 8:20 a.m. that described a man throwing what appeared to be a rifle on the ground before putting it in a red vehicle in the parking lot of a Subway restaurant.

Police searched the area in the 5000 block of Chaparral Court and determined a man had been carrying a pressure washer.

Boulder Preparatory High School (5075 Chaparral Court), Boulder County Day School (4820 Nautilus Drive) and Miss Catherine’s Creative Learning Center (6525 Gunpark Drive) were placed on lockout as a precaution.

The lockouts were lifted and operations at all three schools returned to normal.

Police said they will keep extra officers in the area as a precaution.

AlertMe
Google Map for coordinates 40.066768 by -105.203043.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.