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Report of armed, barricaded man ends without incident in Afton

As the Star Valley community prepared to watch the 2019 Star Valley High School Homecoming Game, local first responders were investigating reports of a man barricaded in a garage in Afton.

“A third party contacted dispatch with information that they believed there was an individual barricaded in a garage in Afton and that the individual had a loaded weapon,” said Afton Police Chief Jason Romberg. “That call came in to dispatch right at 1 p.m.”

Personnel from the Afton Police Department, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, the Department of Criminal Investigations and Star Valley EMS responded to the 500 Block of Lincoln Street in Afton.

“Our investigation revealed that the subject did not have a loaded weapon,” said Chief Romberg. “The subject fully cooperated and was taken into custody without incident for a mental health evaluation.”

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