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Blanca Police Department responded to an active shooter situation Wednesday

Blanca PD
Posted at 3:48 PM, Dec 07, 2022

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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