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Tactical Unit Blasts End Standoff [AUDIO]

Alexander Glen
Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office

A standoff in southwest Wyoming ended Thursday morning when a tactical team used an explosive device to gain entry. Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Detective Dick Blust said no one was injured.

Det. Blust says a joint investigation with law enforcement from Sweetwater and Uinta counties traced burglaries in the Bridger Valley area to an isolated location.

Leads combine to isolated dwelling:

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“Investigators working leads traced some of the stolen property to an isolated mobile home at the base of Cedar Mountain about six miles north of McKinnon, Wyoming.”

When law enforcement arrived to serve a search warrant Wednesday evening, Glen Alexander, 46, refused to allow the search and barricaded himself inside.

Doesn’t recognize search warrant:

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“The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Response Team was activated and at around 7:15 am Thursday morning, Corporal Tony Niemiec used explosives on a door of the residence to effect entry.”

The tactical team also used what are called flash-bang devices to cover their entry into the home.

Doorway, tactical entry,  Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office
Doorway, tactical entry, Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office

Tactical cover in noise and smoke:

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“Distraction explosive devices, called ‘flash-bangs,’ were also deployed, and an entry team comprised of Sgt. Jason Love and Deputy Sheriffs Cody Henley and Cody Ruiz entered the mobile home and arrested Alexander, who was transported to the Uinta County Jail in Evanston, charged with multiple counts of burglary.”

Det. Blust said that Alexander had his initial appearance on Friday and the charges would be pursued by the Uinta County District Attorney’s Office.

Initial appearance:

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“Alexander appeared in Circuit Court in Evanston on Friday afternoon, where his bond was set at 75,000 dollars, cash or surety.”

The multi-agency investigation is still ongoing.

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