Suspect in custody after bomb threat prompts evacuation of SunRiver condos in EagleVail | PostIndependent.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Suspect in custody after bomb threat prompts evacuation of SunRiver condos in EagleVail

Evacuation order lifted early Monday morning after sweep of property fails to turn up an explosive device

Nate Peterson
Vail Daily
bomb threat vail colorado
A police officer blocks off Highway 6 at the roundabout just before the SunRiver condos in EagleVail following a bomb threat Sunday night that prompted an emergency evacuation.
Ross Leonhart | rleonhart@vaildaily.com

Residents of the SunRiver condos in EagleVail were given the all-clear to return to their units around 2:20 a.m. Monday morning following a bomb threat scare that prompted an evacuation order.

No device was found by local law enforcement teams at the 62-unit condominium complex during sweeps of the property. Deputies with the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office have taken a suspect into custody. Information about the suspect will be available pending further investigation.

The bomb threat was called into 911 at 10:37 p.m. Sunday night, according to Amber Barrett, a public information officer with the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office.

Eagle County emergency officials issued an evacuation order just before 11 p.m. Sunday for all persons living, working, or traveling in the vicinity of the SunRiver apartments on Highway 6 after the bomb threat came into Vail Dispatch.

“Basically, they determined that until they find something, they deem it as credible,” Barrett said. “They went and closed down the road, set up an evacuation center at the Avon Transit Center.”

An evacuation center operated by Eagle County Sheriff’s Office was set up at 500 Swift Gulch Road. A bomb squad from Jefferson County was put on notice, Barrett said, as law enforcement officials looked for anything resembling an explosive device.

Barrett said there were fire crews and emergency medical personnel on the scene to help with the evacuation, along with officers from the sheriff’s office, Avon Police and Vail Police as well as the Colorado State Patrol.

There were a couple of elderly and special-needs residents who needed assistance evacuating, Barrett said.


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

For tax deductible donations, click here.
 

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User