12.7.23 10AM UPDATE: Incident in Glenns Ferry causing lockdown

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Elmore County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to a request from a healthcare provider for a welfare check on a subject in Glenn's Ferry.

Initial reports indicated that a shot had been fired, so the Special Response Team was activated, along with a negotiator. Due to the close proximity of the Glenns Ferry School to the active scene, the school was placed on a soft lockdown to ensure the safety of students and staff. Additionally, surrounding areas were evacuated, and road detours were put into place to prevent any citizens from being harmed.

Deputies located the barricaded subject and through the negotiator were able to convince the subject to comply with commands, and the situation was resolved peacefully. The subject was taken to the hospital for further evaluation.

All detoured routes have been opened and the Glenns Ferry School is no longer in lockdown.

The situation was resolved without any unnecessary danger to the public due to the swift and effective actions of the Deputies and negotiator involved.

This is an ongoing investigation, and no further information will be released at this time.

Sheriff Mike Hollinshead

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