Armed man arrested after hostage situation outside of Aspen

28th July, 2016 by

By Jason Auslander

An armed man took at least one person hostage Wednesday evening near a popular camping area off Independence Pass before sheriff’s deputies were able to arrest him. No one was injured during the situation near the intersection of Lincoln Creek Road and Highway 82, though the man, identified by police as Brolin McConnell, 30, of Colorado Springs, threatened to kill people and fired shots from a handgun “in the direction” of Pitkin County sheriff’s deputies, said Pitkin County Undersheriff Ron Ryan. “This was a big deal,” said Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo. “This nation is learning that cops run to …

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