Standoff in Glenrock leads to potential house fire

Law Enforcement watch while the house burns earlier in the afternoon March 22.

Glenrock Police Department Officer Dan Cade listens to his radio after keeping a fixed position on the home on Fort Laramie in Glenrock. 

Natrona County Sheriff's Office SWAT personnel wait outside the home.


*Updated as of 8:30 p.m.*
According to authorities, the police standoff with a Glenrock man in his home has come to an end.

The standoff took place along Fort Laramie in Oregon Trail Estates, which prompted a lockdown of the Grant Elementary and Glenrock High Schools, with Glenrock Intermediate School on high alert earlier in the day.

The house at 146 Fort Laramie was under police watch for several hours with reports of gunshots and a fire.

The Glenrock Police Department, Converse County Sheriff's Office, Natrona County Sheriff's Office, Casper Police Department, Department of Criminal Investigation, Wyoming Highway Patrol and the Glenrock Fire Department have been stationed outside of the house.

As of 4:40 p.m., the lockdowns at Glenrock High School and GES have been lifted.

At approximately 6 p.m. the GPD released the following statement:

The Glenrock Police Department was called to respond to a residence on Ft. Laramie today. The schools were placed on lockdown as a precautionary measure. There was no direct threat to the schools.

The premise was secured and DCI was brought in to manage the incident. There is no immediate threat to the community at this time.

More information will be released as it becomes available.  


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