BREAKING… Police cordon off Lander Streets, multiple officers on scene including Riverton SWAT Team

Law enforcement from four different agencies have converged on the 900 block of Washakie Street in Lander, including the Riverton Police Department’s SWAT Team (Joshua Scheer photo)

BREAKING NEWS…
(Lander, Wyo.) – Lander Police have cordoned off the 900 block and a portion of the 800 block of Washakie Street and the 200 block and a portion of the 300 block of North Ninth Street at this hour. An incident command center has been set up at the corner of Washakie and West Main, according to County10.com’s Joshua Scheer who is on the scene. The Riverton Police Department’s SWAT team has just arrived at the scene at 2:10 p.m. Sheriff’s Deputies and the Wyoming Highway Patrol are directing traffic away from the scene and at least seven LPD officers are visible at the scene along with numerous law enforcement vehicles and a county ambulance.  Scheer reports the action is apparently related to an incident earlier this morning.

37 Comments

  1. Carey Lopez

    What on Earth is going on in this county? There has been an increase in the amount of crazy going around here lately.

  2. Carey Lopez

    What on Earth is going on in this county? There has been an increase in the amount of crazy going around here lately.

  3. Niles Fryer

    this is happening on my block. crazy glad were safe in salt lake.

  4. Debbie Milder

    omg I used to live on the corner of 8th and Washakie.
    anyone know what's going on?

  5. Debbie Milder

    omg I used to live on the corner of 8th and Washakie.
    anyone know what's going on?

  6. Amanda Shade

    my sons school called me to pick him up rather than walking home, they werent sure details, but said there had been reports of gunman.

  7. Jennifer Parker

    OH wow…hope everyone is ok!

  8. Charity Omsberg Crowder

    This is crazy i am freaking out i guess he was spotted down the street from us.. And the school didnt even call me my sister did!! Thank god!! And i was jus sitting here w my door unlocked and everything! He coulda walked in our house and shot us all!! Ahhhhhhhh!! The cops need to be better about informing the community about danger!!

  9. Irene Dailey

    I just spoke to a friend and they told me that a Hispanic American Indian threatened his girlfriend with burning up a house and thank goodness the family that use to live there was gone and the house was empty. But I heard

  10. Irene Dailey

    I just spoke to a friend and they told me that a Hispanic American Indian threatened his girlfriend with burning up a house and thank goodness the family that use to live there was gone and the house was empty. But I heard

  11. Irene Dailey

    I hadn't heard if they caught the guy or not, that's what I was trying to say at the end.

  12. Laura Pierce Jones

    Our daycare is right down from there and weren't notified at all! But we do have all our doors locked!

  13. Amanda Shade

    William said they locked down close to 4, he was staying late for a student council meeting, it sounds like the situation had been going on for a while. John came home from work a little early, my hysterical crying on the phone probably had him worried :-(

  14. B.s. Chaser

    I came out of Safeway and there were 19 police vehicles of varying kinds including large van. They had traffic blocked and could not leave Safeway. Just sat in my car forever while groceries were melting.

  15. Deedee Wood

    this whole thing is crazy I live 3 blocks from there and when we call the police station they said they had no idea about what was going on but I know they were there they even had the school that my 8 year old goes to on lock down and I got no phone call had to ask kids about it.

  16. Tina Harrington

    An update would be nice. We are all worried and waiting…

  17. Whitney Kinney

    I heard what ever it is started at 2. and on my way home on main and 9th I saw lights down there still flashing away…

  18. Crystal Myers

    I agree. My husband is over there.

  19. Crystal Myers

    I agree. My husband is over there.

  20. Nick Hornecker

    looks like they might be finishing up on whatever they're doing. ive been watching since it happened and cant really tell what the deal is. just glad I live a block over from where its happening!

  21. Victoria Faith Holloway

    What happened? I read the article but it didn't say why they were all there.

  22. Carrie Gavin

    Sure seems like Lander has been in the news alot lately.

  23. Tina Harrington

    We don't know yet.

  24. Victoria Faith Holloway

    Wow that's scary! I hope everything goes alright.

  25. Maralyne Middour

    A good reason to keep the doors locked indeed. An update would be much appreciated as well.

  26. Pam Larson Dahl

    Inquiring minds want to know! I left the Chiropractor at 3 and saw 6 units with lights going headed to lander!

  27. Maralyne Middour

    Called a friend in the area – Perpetrator was apprehended. Whew!

  28. Sara Klattenberg Lowe

    Everything is okay. It's over and nobody got hurt. :)

  29. Maralyne Middour

    Thank goodness for friends in vans with binoculars, LOL. Perp was apprehended :-)

  30. Tina Harrington

    Yay! Way to go team! So glad no one got hurt.

  31. Annie Reber

    what is happening people.

  32. Sally Watt

    Hoping for an update myself.

  33. Sandy Zanetti-Newton

    No, it has been there for years. No town is immune to crazy, regardless of the population. You would be surprised of the crazies that lurk there, amongst…….sorry, but it is true. Sorry to say.

  34. Maralyne Middour

    Thank goodness for friends in vans with binoculars… Sometimes that is the best 'news update' we can ask for here :-)

  35. Jasper Roy

    what hapind?

  36. Ronnda Cingel Crosley

    The place does not look like paradise by any means …sorry

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