Domestic violence suspect arrested after standoff in Summit County

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SILVERTHORNE, Colo. — A domestic violence suspect was arrested after a standoff on Saturday night, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office said.

The sheriff’s office issued a shelter-in-place warning to residents as they tried to negotiate with the armed man barricaded in the 500 block of Ryan Gulch Road in Wildernest about 5:45 p.m.

Later in the evening, police evacuated nearby buildings.

A safety perimeter was established just before 8 p.m. and the public was asked to stay away from the area.

A SWAT team was deployed to the situation at roughly 7:40 p.m. A bus was brought in just before 9 p.m. to help keep evacuees warm.

A little after 11:30 p.m., 26-year-old Justin Michael King was arrested, the sheriff’s office said.

King was arrested on charges of domestic violence, stalking, violation of bail bond conditions, felony menacing and violation of a protection order, the sheriff’s office said.

King was transported to the Summit County Detentions Facility and will be held without bond.

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