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October 24, 2014, 4:18 pm
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Sheriff Uses MRAP Armored Vehicle to End Standoff Near Riverton

An armed standoff at a mobile home park near Riverton has ended peacefully.


The incident started Tuesday evening when a man called police to say someone had pointed a gun at him in the Lincoln Place mobile home park. When deputies arrived, the armed man allegedly pointed his weapon at them, too.


Officers retreated and called in the tactical response unit and hostage negotiators.


After around four hours, the sheriff’s office brought in its recently-acquired MRAP… Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected… armored vehicle. The vehicle pulled up next to the suspect’s home and shined spotlights inside.


Undersheriff Jack Campbell says the man then came out, laid down his weapon and surrendered.


The mobile home park was locked down and some residents were evacuated for hours, but everyone has now been allowed to return to their homes.

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