I-70 roadblocks lifted | AspenTimes.com

I-70 roadblocks lifted

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The roadblocks put in place on Interstate 70 today, while authorities searched for the man who allegedly shot and wounded a Colorado State Patrol officer, have been lifted.

The roadblocks, where vehicles were stopped and their drivers and passengers questioned by police, had been in place at the Dotsero exit, at the Garfield/Eagle County line, and at the West Rifle exit.

They were lifted at about 2 p.m., according to a Colorado Department of Transportation spokesperson.

The patrolman, Brian Koch, was shot outside of Rifle on Tuesday night by an assailant who fled the scene. Various law enforcement agencies have been engaged in a hunt for the suspect today.