A "heavily armed man" has been found deceased inside of an amusement park near the Rocky Mountains over the weekend.
The individual was located "wearing body armor" with "multiple improvised explosive devices."
Man Found Deceased Inside Colorado Amusement Park
Police officers in Colorado are now investigating a case after finding a "heavily armed" man "wearing body armor" with "multiple improvised explosive devices" on him. He was found deceased.
Over the weekend, the Garfield County Sheriff's Office reported that the body of the 22-year-old man was found by Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park employees on Saturday morning. They located him before the park opened to the public, per reports.
Walt Stowe, a spokesperson for the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, commented on the man’s death, confirming that it is being investigated as a possible suicide. “There is no danger to the community as of right now,” Stowe said Monday.
The amusement park is located in Glenwood Springs, which is in the Rocky Mountains.
Maine Mass Shooting Leaves 18 People Dead
The news of this "heavily armed man" comes just days after a gunman shot up a bowling alley and a local bar in Lewiston, Maine.
Robert Card was named a suspect in the tragic events that took place on Wednesday, which left 18 dead. It was later revealed that the 40-year-old army veteran had mental health concerns as he claimed he was “hearing voices”.
The 40-year-old suspect was reportedly a sergeant first class in the U.S. Army Reserve, where he enlisted in the Reserve in 2002. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 304th Infantry Regiment in Saco, Maine, U.S. Army spokesperson Bryce Dubee told CBS News.
As The Blast previously reported, prior to being ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation, Mr. Card had legally purchased guns in July.
In addition, only ten days before the mass shooting, Mr. Card had purchased a high-powered Ruger SFAR rifle. This weapon was also obtained legally. The state of Maine, where he purchased the gun, does not require background checks on all gun sales.
Robert Card was found dead Friday evening after a massive manhunt took place over the course of 48+ hours. He was the primary suspect in the mass shooting that took place in Lewiston last Wednesday,
He was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his head, police confirmed.
On October 25 at approximately 6:56 p.m. ET, the Auburn communications center received a 911 call of a male shooting in the Sparetime Recreation Center, a bowling alley located in the town of Lewiston, Maine. Then, around 7:08 p.m. ET, the communications center continued to receive multiple 911 calls about an active shooter inside a local bar, Schemengees Bar and Grille, in the same town of Lewiston.
Seven people were killed at the Sparetime Recreation bowling alley Wednesday night. Eight people were shot and killed at Schemengees Bar and Grille, which was located several miles from the first shooting. Three people died at the hospital.
“All Maine people are sharing in the sorrow of the families who lost loved ones last night,” Maine Governor Mills following the tragic events. “Loved ones: normal people who were killed or injured while unwinding from a day of work, or while spending time with their family and friends, socializing.”