Grand Junction Standoff Lasts an Hour As Suspect Waits in Restaurant
We are so glad to hear that no one was injured in the very unusual incident that took place on Saturday with a police standoff taking place at a restaurant on North Avenue in Grand Junction as a suspect barricaded himself after law enforcement closed in on him. We are hearing from KREX news that both the Grand Junction Police Department as well as Mesa County Sheriff's Deputies arrived on the location to assist in the apprehension of the suspect.
The area of North Avenue and 29 Road were closed during this time in an attempt to minimize any chance of a civilian being hurt while the standoff was taking place. The area was reopened shortly after the suspect was arrested.
How the Apprehension Attempt and Standoff Began at a Grand Junction Restaurant
It was around noon when officers attempted to make contact with a man who had two active warrants out for his arrest. At that time the man started to barricade himself inside the Zen Garden restaurant. Customers and employees all vacated the restaurant while the man took his position, no word on whether he made any food while inside the business.
What was the Suspect Wanted for who Barricated Himself inside Zen Garden
The man is facing charges of child abuse and sex offenses as well as contempt of court. He also had a warrant out for failure to appear for traffic violations. The suspect's name wasn't released at the time of his arrest.
A big thank you to our law enforcement officers for handling this incident to professionally and working to keep our community as safe as possible.