Pressure washer mistaken for a gun leads to lockout


Boulder police say a lockout at three schools in Gunbarrel on Tuesday was likely caused by a man with a pressure washer. A Boulder Prep High School administrator reported seeing a man throwing what he thought was a rifle to the ground and then putting it into a red car. That sent nearby schools into lockout mode. Police weren’t able to find the man or the car, but witnesses in the area said they remembered seeing a man with a pressure washer in the area around the same time. Officers stepped up patrols as a precaution.

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