UPDATE: Laramie Neighborhood Evacuated, SWAT Team Called
UPDATE as of 3/25 at 4:45 p.m.: Brian Mennig, who was taken into custody on pending charges early Monday morning, was released from police custody that same day at 4:13 p.m.
The case is still under investigation.
KOWB News Staff will release another update as information becomes available.
UPDATE as of 3/24 at 3:00 p.m.: At approximately 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 23, the Laramie Police Department and Albany County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic disturbance, that included a threat, involving 34-year-old Brian Mennig on 10th and Symons Street.
Due to the nature of the incident, a multi-jurisdictional Special Response Team comprised of officers from the Albany County Sheriff’s Department, UW Police, and the Laramie Police and Fire Department were dispatched.
Through a report from family members, police learned that Mennig had a firearm in his possession. For precautionary measures, the surrounding apartment complexes on the 1800 block were evacuated. Jake Dewit, Mennig’s neighbor, was one of the residents evacuated: Jake Dewit
According to Commander Mitchell Cushman with the Laramie Police Department, police had to break a window to Mennig’s apartment to establish contact because he refused to answer his phone: Cmdr. Cushman Clip on Brian Mennig
Brian Mennig was taken into custody pending charges. More information will be provided as it becomes available.
As of 3/24/14 at 11:10 a.m.:
Early this morning, the Branding Iron, the University of Wyoming student-run newspaper, reported various crisis teams surrounded a residence near the block of Arnold and 9th Streets late last night. Multiple neighboring apartment buildings and residences were evacuated.
Further information is pending release from the Laramie Police Department.
The KOWB1290 News Staff will provide updates as they become available.