BOULDER, Colo. - A man carrying a long gun at Chautauqua Park in Boulder was taken into custody Thursday.
"Boulder County Sheriff’s Deputies, City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks, Boulder Emergency Squad and Boulder Police responded on the call of a distraught male on the Bluebell Trail off the popular Chautauqua Park area," deputies said.
Officers found the armed, 19-year-old man from Denver on the Bluebell Trail.
"A deputy was able to establish phone contact with him, and he walked out on his own peacefully as a result," deputies said. "The man was taken to get the care needed."
Deputies said the man was written a ticket for having a firearm on City of Boulder open space.