More than a day-long standoff concludes in Estes Park

A SWAT situation that led Estes Park Police to tell nearby residents to take shelter or leave the area Friday came to a conclusion Saturday afternoon.  

The suspect, police say they negotiated with for hours before he fired a gun at law enforcement, has taken his own life, according to Estes Park Police. No one was else was inside the home at the time, and no officers were injured. 

The tense situation began at around 10:30 a.m. Friday, when Estes Park Police got a call about a suicidal man at a home on Larkspur Avenue -- which was later closed between Carriage Drive and Whispering Pines Drive due to the investigation. 

Police spoke with the unidentified man on the phone for several hours. During that time, they say he threatened law enforcement multiple times -- and said he had explosive devices around his home. He later came outside the house and brandished a gun before going back inside. 

This prompted police to call for help from other agencies -- including the SWAT team. 

When the SWAT team tried to enter the man's house Friday evening, police say he fired an unknown number of gunshots at them. No one was hit. 

The SWAT team finally entered the home at around noon on Saturday and discovered the suspect had taken his own life. A bomb squad didn't find any evidence of explosives, and police declared the situation over just before 1:20 p.m. 

Residents were allowed to return to business as normal more than 24 hours after the initial call. 

Multiple agencies assisted, including Boulder County SWAT, Larimer County SWAT, Fort Collins SWAT and Rocky Mountain National Park.

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