SWAT team called to shooting near Lyons

Suspect left before SWAT arrived

LYONS, Colo. - The Larimer County SWAT team joined officers from other agencies at a standoff near Lyons on Sunday before finding out the suspect had left before they arrived.

The incident began about 11:30 a.m. as a 54-year-old man reportedly fired a weapon in the 3500 block of Colard Lane, off Highway 36 in the flood zone.

Due to the remote location, road closures and detours caused by the recent flood, Deputies from both Larimer County and Boulder County Sheriff's Offices and Troopers from the Colorado State Patrol also  responded to the incident. 

The SWAT team was deployed "as a precaution to insure public safety," according to the sheriff's office.  After executing a search warrant on the home, SWAT officers found the suspect was not there and was believed to have left prior to law enforcement arrival.  The subject is believed to have fled the area in a vehicle and the sheriff's office was coordinating with other local law enforcement agencies in an attempt to locate it. 

There is no immediate risk to life or property in the Colard Lane area and the scene has been released, the sheriff's office said..  It was not clear what may have triggered the initial gunfire.