Man surrenders, road opens |

Man surrenders, road opens

Owl Creek Road is now open after a man surrendered to authorities at approximately 5:38 p.m. today.

The Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office had closed the road at 7:35 a.m. because of public-safety concerns.

The 36-year-old man had made threats to local law-enforcement and citizens, according to a press release issued Monday night. The man initially had threatened suicide shortly before 11 p.m. Sunday, the press release says.

The man had “sequestered” himself in his Owl Creek residence, and was the lone occupant in the home until another person joined him in the middle of the night, the release says.

The man is currently in protective custody. Details about the other person were not immediately available.

For a full report, read Tuesday’s Aspen Times.

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