Reports of a "distraught" man repeatedly firing a rifle in Summit County's Bald Mountain Trailhead area led to mobilization of a SWAT team before the shooter was peacefully taken into custody.
Summit County Sheriff's Lt. John Lange said multiple 911 calls were received late Tuesday afternoon after the 18-year-old suspect was seen "waving and randomly firing a high-powered rifle" from the trailhead's parking lot, 29 miles up the Mirror Lake Highway and east of Kamas.
"Prior to the responding deputies' arrival, it was learned that the individual had hiked partially up the hill with the rifle. Due to the circumstances, the SWAT team was called to the scene," Lange said. A Department of Public Safety helicopter also was dispatched to the area.