- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 5, 2014

MORRISON, Colo. (AP) - Residents of a neighborhood west of Denver have been allowed to return home about five hours after sheriff’s deputies ordered an evacuated because of a report that a despondent person was in a home that smelled of natural gas.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department says the person was taken into custody Wednesday night, about two hours after the evacuations were ordered in the town of Morrison.

No injuries or fires were reported. The person’s name wasn’t released.

The number of people evacuated wasn’t known.

The sheriff’s department first reported the incident on Twitter at about 4:30 p.m. and said evacuations were underway moments later. Natural gas was switched off and an evacuation center was opened at a high school amid sub-freezing temperatures.

The evacuations were lifted shortly after 9 p.m.



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