Police stabbing standoff

Police keep weapons trained on the home of a 38-year-old man who allegedly stabbed a 52-year-old man late Wednesday night at Town Creek Apartments.

UPDATE, 1:20 p.m.: Police now have custody of a man suspected of stabbing a Jackson resident late Wednesday night. Officers were able to take the man into custody just minutes ago after he emerged barefoot from his apartment, according to our reporter on the scene.  

Read the full story about the standoff that started around midnight in Friday's edition of the Jackson Hole Daily.

UPDATE, 11:21 a.m.: More help is on the way in the standoff at the Town Creek Apartments.

Through the Wyoming Department of Homeland Security, Police Chief Michelle Weber activated the Sweetwater County Tactical Response Team from Rock Springs, which is currently on its way.

"These individuals have been specifically trained for this type of situation," the town of Jackson said in a press release.

The tactical team will join members of the Jackson Police Department, Teton County Sheriff's Department and Jackson Fire/EMS that are already on scene along with counselors and probation officers.

Community members affected by the event are encouraged to call the Jackson Hole Community Counseling Center's 24-hour crisis line at 733-2046 if they need additional support. People are also asked to avoid the area until the situation is resolved.

UPDATE, 9:36 a.m.: Police are still in a standoff with a 38-year-old man suspected of stabbing a 52-year-old Jackson resident late Wednesday night.

The Jackson Police Department has 12 members of its team working on the situation at the Town Creek Apartments on Deloney Avenue, and the Teton County Sheriff's Department has six people assisting. The suspect remains inside his apartment, town information officer Carl Pelletier said in a press release.

"Once again, for the safety of the community, the Jackson Police Department requests that members of the public to stay away from this area while the situation is ongoing," the release said. 

The police department has reached out to counselors and mental health professionals who are familiar with the subject. Residents of the apartment complex and nearby area have been evacuated.

Law enforcement says it is willing to take the necessary time to see a peaceful resolution.

“We are going to wait this out and hope for a peaceful resolution,” Teton County Sheriff Matt Carr said. “It’s about ensuring everyone’s safety. We want to resolve it without force.”

ORIGINAL STORY, 8:07 a.m.: Police are on the scene of Town Creek Apartments, where there's a standoff with a stabbing suspect.

Officers ask that people avoid the Town Creek complex area on Deloney Avenue until further notice.

Police were called just before midnight Wednesday to the area and found a man who'd been stabbed.

The 52-year-old Jackson man was taken to St. John's Health and later to Idaho Falls. His condition is unknown.

The suspect is a 38-year-old man who retreated back into his apartment when police went searching for him.

The man has come out on his porch briefly this morning, but is not in custody.

"During one of these movements to his porch, officers utilized a less-than-lethal-weapon on the subject," a press release from the town of Jackson said, referring to bean bag rounds used on the suspect. "The subject was believed to be hit during this deployment, but appeared to be uninjured."

This story is developing and will be updated when more information is available. 

Contact Emily Mieure at 732-7066 or courts@jhnewsandguide.com.

Emily Mieure covers criminal justice and emergency news. She also leads the News&Guide’s investigative efforts. She has reported for WDRB TV in Louisville, Ky., WFIE TV in Evansville, Ind., and WEIU TV in Charleston, Ill.

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