ASPEN AU­THOR­I­TIES IN­TER­VIEW SKIER, BUT NO CHARGES

The Denver Post - - NEWS - By Jesse Paul

Pitkin County au­thor­i­ties have in­ter­viewed a skier ac­cused of push­ing a snow­boarder off a chair­lift Sun­day at Aspen High­lands but say he has not been charged with any crime.

“This case re­mains an open and ac­tive in­ves­ti­ga­tion and as such not all in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the in­ci­dent will be made avail­able,” the county sher­iff ’s of­fice said in a Thurs­day news re­lease.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors as­sured the pub­lic there is no on­go­ing safety threat.

Seth Beck­ton’s story has gone vi­ral since he posted on Face­book about be­ing pushed from the ski area’s Loge Peak chair­lift af­ter he made a seem­ingly in­nocu­ous com­ment to the skier about a plethora of fresh snow.

Au­thor­i­ties have not re­leased the name of the Aspen-area skier sus­pected in the en­counter. He was iden­ti­fied af­ter in­ves­ti­ga­tors re­viewed sur­veil­lance cam­era record­ings at Aspen High­lands and through Beck­ton’s ac­count.

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