Warning issued about possible protest downtown


Police expect activity at 11 p.m.

ALAMOSA– In a new email announcement about 4 p.m. today, City Manager Heather Brooks said the predicted incident downtown tonight may only involve a group of teenagers planning to apply graffiti.

Earlier reports indicated that a possibly dangerous protest may occur in downtown Alamosa tonight (Monday) at 11 p.m. related to the events occurring in larger cities across the nation for the past several nights.

In an email to business owners and others Monday, Brooks said the city has not had any indications concerning rioting and doesn't believe there's any threat to the public. Police have been able to identify around 10 students involved with the plan for graffiti tonight.

Vandalism and graffiti marking has been occurring in protest to the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis while in the custody of police officers.

Law enforcement is preparing to be in the area just in case and will have additional people out on patrol according to an announcement by the city. The threat has been discovered by local law enforcement and some downtown business owners, according to APD Captain Joey Spangler.

He said the police department is taking measures to safe guard local businesses.

Cpt. Spangler said a report from Cathy Garcia, regional director for southern Colorado for U.S. Senator Cory Gardner, concerning a group headed for Trinidad and Pueblo is not related to the Alamosa reports.

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