Police standoff

Jackson Police Chief Michelle Weber stands outside the East Jackson home Tuesday evening.

A man is barricaded inside of a house on East Hall Avenue near Redmond Street after bear spraying two officers who were responding to a disturbance.

The man has no guns, but has a knife and bear spray, according to Jackson Police Lt. Russ Ruschill, who advised people to avoid the location at this time.

All Jackson police detectives and a sheriff's deputy fluent in Spanish, presumably the alleged attacker's primary language, are on the scene.

This article will be updated when new information is issued.

Contact Alexander Shur at 732-7066 or courts@jhnewsandguide.com.

Alexander has reported on courts and crime since June 2021. A fan of all things outdoors, he came to Teton County after studying journalism at Northwestern University.

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