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Transient climbs into University of North Colorado gym rafters, refuses to come down

Bank of Colorado Arena at Butler-Hancock Athletic Center
Posted at 8:33 AM, Jan 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-10 10:33:49-05

GREELEY, Colo. — Police responded to the University of North Colorado Thursday morning after receiving a report that a transient was in rafters of the gym.

According to an alert from the University of North Colorado, police responded the Bank of Colorado Arena at Butler-Hancock Athletic Center Thursday morning in reference to a man who had climbed into the gym’s rafters.

The man, whom police identified as a transient, refused to come down after police tried negotiating with him, according to the alert.

The man was not armed and wasn’t considered a threat.

Police asked that people avoid the gym until further notice. Classes were not impacted. The rest of the athletic center was open.