Suspect in custody following standoff with police in Steamboat

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The scene at the Shadow Run condominiums in Steamboat Springs on Feb. 19, 2021. Credit: Shannon Lukens

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (KDVR) — Authorities issued a shelter-in-place order for a condominium complex in Steamboat Springs Friday evening while a suspect barricaded himself in a unit.

The suspect, who police identified as Sean Demiter, was taken into custody after several hours. He was transported to UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center and will later be taken to the Routt County Jail.

According to Routt County Communications, the lockdown was in place at Shadow Run Condominiums, which are located at 1555 Shadow Run Ct.

Steamboat Police Chief Cory Christensen said Demiter was barricaded and armed.

He was wanted for domestic violence, unlawful sexual contact and other charges, Christensen said.

When officers arrived at the property, they found a sign with something similar to “death to the police” written on it, the police chief said.

Demiter barricaded himself in a room of a unit. He reportedly told police he had a gun and armor-piercing bullets, and will only leave “in a bodybag,” according to Christensen.

At one point, Demiter drank a bottle of weed killer, Christensen said.

Police put gas into the room where Demiter was barricaded. He came out, charging police officers with a fire extinguisher and yelling profanities. Officers used a Taser and a bean bag round on Demiter and took him into custody.

Shannon Lukens with Steamboat Radio and KRAI contributed to this story.

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