Man Arrested After Standoff With Police at Evanston Hotel

A man was arrested on Thursday after a standoff with police at an Evanston hotel.

March 19, 20212 min read

Evanston standoff
(Cowboy State Daily Staff)

By Uinta County Herald

A standoff situation with law enforcement on Harrison Drive in Evanston has been resolved. The Evanston Police Department reported that the suspect has been apprehended and transported to the Uinta County Jail.

Harrison Drive and nearby streets were closed earlier this afternoon after officers were dispatched to the Super 8 Motel for a report of a man who had been shot in the head. Responding officers secured the scene and provided security while ambulance crews cared for the victim.

It was initially believed the suspect, who had barricaded himself in a motel room, had some type of long rifle and numerous shots were reported. Officers were able to break out a window to the room and begin face-to-face negotiations. Ultimately, officers gained entry to the room and arrested the suspect.

The victim was transported to Evanston Regional Hospital and, despite social media reports indicating he had perhaps been flown to another hospital, was treated and released. After further investigation and an interview with the victim, officers believe the weapon was actually some type of pellet rifle.

Both Clark Elementary and Davis Middle School were briefly locked down as the situation unfolded; however, the lockdowns were lifted and both schools were released at the normal release time.

The names of the suspect and the victim have not been released.

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