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Barricaded suspect arrested in Superior

The intersection of Main Street and McCaslin Boulevard was blocked for several hours due to the law enforcement response.

SUPERIOR, Colo. — A man was arrested after he was spotted firing a gun and then barricaded himself inside his home in Superior Monday, according to the Boulder County Sheriff's Office (BCSO).

The sheriff's office said around 9:45 a.m., they took a call about someone possibly shooting a gun into the air near some construction workers on Buttercup Lane. The caller told dispatch they did not think anyone had been shot, and the suspect had gone back inside his house. 

Deputies established a perimeter around the suspect's home and worked to contact him for several hours. He was arrested without further incident around 1:30 p.m., according to the sheriff's office. 

The intersection of Main Street and McCaslin Boulevard was blocked for several hours due to the law enforcement response. 

Deputies said the suspect, 30-year-old John Terrell Wilkins, may have been upset with ongoing construction, and may have pointed a rifle in the direction of construction workers. Deputies believe the suspect fired the rifle in the direction of the workers, but did not hit anyone.

Wilkins was arrested on charges of attempted homicide, felony menacing, reckless endangerment and prohibited use of a firearm. 

Credit: KUSA
Law enforcement respond to a situation in Superior, Colorado, on Aug. 30, 2021.

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