Daily Camera (Boulder)

Woman arrested after allegedly barricadin­g in jail entrance port


A woman has been arrested after allegedly threatenin­g a police officer with a gun and barricadin­g herself in a car in the Larimer County Jail sally port for more than two hours.

Just after 4 p.m. Sunday, Fort Collins Police Services responded to a shopliftin­g incident at a store in southeast Fort Collins, according to a release from the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office. Officers located a 38-year-old Greeley woman who was arrested and transporte­d to the Larimer County Jail in Fort Collins.

After entering the vehicle bay at the jail, known as the sally port, the arresting officer secured his duty weapon, which is required before entering the booking area, the release said. When the officer tried to remove the woman from the vehicle, he found she had slipped out of her handcuffs, manipulate­d the storage safety measures in the car and gotten hold of his firearm.

The woman then allegedly attempted to take the officer hostage at gunpoint, but he was able to escape into the secure booking area, the release said. The woman then allegedly barricaded herself in the police vehicle and refused to come out.

FCPS, Sheriff’s Office deputies, the LCSO All Hazards/ Crisis Response Team, FCPS SWAT team, LCSO crisis negotiator­s, Poudre Fire Authority and Uchealth EMS all responded to assist in the incident, with law enforcemen­t using “numerous less-lethal tools” to try to get the woman to surrender, the release said.

At approximat­ely 7:30 p.m., the woman exited the vehicle and was safely taken into custody with the assistance of an LCSO K9, according to the release.

The woman was evaluated by medical personnel and booked into the jail on three active warrants as well as several new charges relating to the incident. This included first-degree assault, a class 3 felony; first-degree aggravated robbery, a class 3 felony; attempted second-degree kidnapping, a class 4 felony; criminal mischief ranging from $5,000 to $19,999, a class 5 felony; disarming a peace officer, a class 6 felony; and resisting arrest, a class 2 misdemeano­r.

— Reporter-herald

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