Suicide threat closes road in El Jebel; person taken into custody |

Suicide threat closes road in El Jebel; person taken into custody

EL JEBEL – A suicide threat by a person in a vehicle ended peacefully Wednesday in El Jebel with a man being taken into custody, according to the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office.

El Jebel Road was closed temporarily around 5:30 p.m. as law enforcement officials surrounded the suicidal party’s car. Basalt Police and Pitkin County sheriff’s deputies responded to back up Eagle County deputies. A witness said multiple law enforcement officials had their weapons drawn at the scene.

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