UPDATE (3:15 p.m.):

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department released a statement at approximately 3:15 p.m., saying that officers have made contact with the suspect and negotiations are ongoing.

The press release described the situation as “dynamic” and noted that these “things can take time.”

The scene remains secure and the SPD will notify area residents when they can resume normal activities in the area.


Original article: Published at 8:09 a.m. on Sept. 1, 2016

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Police Department officials are asking area residents to avoid the area of Broadway Street between First and Fifth streets as they deal with a situation involving a potentially armed man.

According to an SPD press release, at approximately 8:40 p.m. Wednesday, officers were dispatched to resolve a domestic situation between a mother and her adult son. A firearm was involved.

SPD said the investigation led to the 600 block of Broadway Street, where the adult son was present, alone and suspected to be under the influence of methamphetamine.

Officers have not been able to establish contact with the man and darkness Wednesday night prevented safe procedure for contact. No phones were available.

SPD officers have established a perimeter around the area and are in the process of establishing a safe method of communication and a method of determining the son’s welfare.

Additional information will be released as it is made available.