Yesterday afternoon Fort Collins Police received a call regarding a disturbance at the Skyline Trailer Park at 2211 W. Mulberry St. Officers located the suspect, Joseph Norrie at a home that belonged to a family member. Norrie was threatening to harm himself with a knife and barricaded himself in the home.

Officers Smelled Gas

While officers were on scene, they detected an odor of gas, which Norrie threatened to ignite. Officers evacuated surrounding residences as a precaution. Due to the odor of gas, Xcel Energy and Poudre Fire Authority were called. The gas line to the house was shut off.

SWAT Responded - Arrest Made

The Fort Collins Police Services SWAT team also responded to assist the situation. After several hours, Norrie eventually exited the residence and was uncooperative with officers. A non-lethal device was deployed to gain his compliance, and officers were able to safely take him into custody at 4:52 pm.

When officers cleared the residence, they found that Norrie had started a fire inside. First responders were able to quickly extinguish the fire. There were no other people in the home during this incident.


Norrie was transported and booked into the Larimer County Jail on the following charges:

  • Reckless Endangerment
  • Refusal to Leave Premise Upon Request of a Police Officer

The investigation is on-going and additional charges are expected to be filed with the Larimer County District Attorney’s Office in the near future.

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