According to Sheriff's officials, the SRT action this morning was the result of a break-in last night.

The Special Response Team was activated after deputies responded to the 4000 block of Bel Vista Drive at 10:24 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a prowler.

When they arrived, deputies learned that a man had forced his way into a home and assaulted a 71-year-old man and a 70-year-old woman.

The suspect is described as a white male in his younger to middle thirties, about 6'5" and heavy set. He was believed to have been accompanied by a younger white woman who is also described as heavy set.

Officers used a loudspeaker to communicate with the suspects, asking them to come out peacefully.

The special response team evidently broke out windows and deployed tear gas inside the home, which still was not enough to get the suspects to surrender.

A robot was deployed at about 8:30 a.m. Then, at 8:45 a.m., what sounded like four gunshots could be heard.

The suspects were arrested shortly after 9 a.m.

The two injured residents were taken to a hospital.

Natrona County Sheriff's deputies continue to investigate. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the Natrona County Sheriff's Office at 307-235-9282.

Bar Nunn Elementary was placed in lockout this morning due to the incident. The lockout has been lifted.


UPDATE: The SWAT action appears to be over. Officers have entered the house with a backboard. No details known at the moment.

A press conference will get underway shortly. We'll update when more is known.


The Natrona County Sheriff's Department is engaged in an SRT action in Bar Nunn.

Sgt. Aaron Shatto could not give details as it is ongoing, but told K2 Radio News there will be a press conference at 9:30 this morning.

K2's Nick Learned is at the scene and says he has heard what sound like gunshots, and an armored vehicle appears to be preparing to breach the house to reach the man inside. Officers have been talking to him and trying to coax him out.

It appears tear gas has been used.

A robot has been deployed.

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