Sheriff's Lt. Ray Vuillemainroy on scene at a standoff outside of Los Alamos where a man, believed to be armed, has barricaded himself in a house and caused the closure of North and South bound traffic on Highway 101 (Mar. 20, 2015)

Authorities have arrested Los Alamos resident Ronald Carrari, 56, after he brought about an hours-long standoff — which led to about a 15-mile closure of Highway 101 in both directions — with Sheriff’s deputies after he reportedly threatened a family member. Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Kelly Hoover said the freeway is now reopened.

Just before 11 a.m., the department received a call about the alleged threat, Hoover said. When deputies responded at 12:15 p.m., Carrari barricaded himself inside of the Los Alamos home. He was believed to be armed. After hours of talking with him, authorities used tear gas around 5:45 p.m., which prompted Carrari to come outside. He was arrested and booked on charges of making criminal threats and resisting arrest. Hoover said more counts may come pending a full investigation.


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