BLANCA, CO — On Wednesday afternoon the Blanca Police Department reported an active shooter on the west side of town at the intersection of Main St. and Smith Ave.
In a Facebook post Wednesday, the Police Department asked residents to shelter in place at this time until the suspect was apprehended.
A standoff ensued, and multiple shots were fired.
At 4:25 p.m. the Blanca Police Department reported a male suspect was arrested without incident. Blanca Police Department says there is no longer a threat to the community.
The suspect was identified as 21-year-old Ricardo Haro, who was taken into custody. Police located 2 rifles, a handgun, and multiple rounds of ammunition in his possession.
The Sierra Grande School District said that all Sierra Grande Schools are currently on a lock-out due to the developing situation. The school district said all evening activities for the school district have been canceled.
No one was injured during this incident.
This is a developing story and will continue to be updated as News5 gains more information.
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