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Carbondale standoff ends peacefully

Elise Thatcher

  The town of Carbondale breathed a sigh of relief yesterday/Tuesday after law enforcement resolved a standoff.

  Police responded Tuesday morning when 18-year-old Andres Carillo-Delara threatened his family with a weapon. That was at a Carbondale home owned by the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority, where the suspect’s mother lives.

Carillo-Delara’s family escaped, but the suspect, who doesn’t live there, remained inside. “We created a perimeter, shut off the streets,” said Police Chief Gene Schilling afterwards. “Officers entered the building, talked with the suspect who was locked in a bedroom. We couldn’t get him to come out so we backed out of the building.”

Carillo-Delara surrendered later in the day after hours of coaxing by the Garfield County All-Hazards Response Team and other law enforcement. He is being held at the Garfield County jail, charged with first degree burglary with a deadly weapon and menacing. Both are felonies. Police wouldn’t say afterwards what the weapon was.


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