At approximately 11:30am, the suspect in the Safeway Parking lot incident was arrested after tear gas was introduced, and he exited his vehicle. The Safeway parking lot, Safeway, the Valero Gas station, and area roads will be opened as soon as possible. The name of the suspect, what precipitated this call to police, and any other details are not available at this point.
The Frisco Police Department thanks the community for giving law enforcement and mental health professionals the space and time to resolve this incident without serious injury or loss of life.
Original post from 10:11am
At approximately 7:10am on Wednesday, September 13, police responded to a male in a black truck in the Safeway parking lot at 1008 Summit Boulevard. The man is claiming to have weapons, including knives and a gun and is refusing to leave his vehicle. The Safeway parking lot has been closed to protect the public and allow police and mental health professionals the space to deescalate this situation.
Highway 9 Closure
In order to provide police and the System-wide Mental Assessment Response Team (S.M.A.R.T.) more room to do their work, Highway 9 will be closed immediately from 10 Mile Drive, where Taco Bell is located on that corner, to Dillon Dam Road. The detour around this area will utilize 10 Mile Drive and Dillon Dam Road. Lusher Court is also closed, and the Basecamp shopping area, where Whole Foods is located, should only be accessed by using Hawn Drive to Meadow Court to Basecamp Way.
Safeway and the Valero gas station on the corner of Lusher Court and Highway are currently closed.
Please Avoid This Area if Possible
The Frisco Police Department, Summit County Sheriff’s Office, Colorado State Patrol, other area police jurisdictions, and the Municipal Emergency Response Team (MERT) are on the scene, along with S.M.A.R.T. The Town of Frisco Police Department asks the public to avoid this area until the situation is resolved.