According to a social media post released by the Laramie Police Department, a male subject called their dispatch team at 5:08 p.m., claiming he was armed with a large rifle and was wanting to shoot people at a business located in the area.
For the Casper Police Department and every other first responder agency, there is the Casper-Natrona County Public Safety Communications Center. They are this town's 'Guy in the Chair,' taking calls, directing traffic and, quite literally, saving lives.
"Throughout the City of Casper, parking on the parkway is not permitted," the CPD wrote on their Facebook page. "The only exception to this is for residents of 12th and 13th Streets who are eligible to apply for a parkway parking permit."
"Over the course of 18 hours, trained crisis negotiators used a multitude of tactics in an attempt to peacefully resolve the situation," the NCSO wrote. "During the incident, there was exchange of gunfire between the armed barricaded subject and law enforcement."