Gun threat restricts Fort Collins roads Wednesday evening

Matthew Bailey

Sections of roadway in Fort Collins were restricted for citizen safety on Wednesday after Fort Collins Police received a report of a man who was displaying a potentially serious weapon, according to a press release published by the City of Fort Collins.

According to the report that was received by police, the man threateningly displayed a gun out of the window of his vehicle at a person in a nearby vehicle.


After the suspect’s vehicle was located by officers near the intersection of S. College Ave. and Trilby Rd., portions of roadway were restricted from citizen access due to the potential threat of the weapon.

These restrictions affected traffic in the area for approximately 25 minutes around 7 p.m., according to the press release.

The suspect was identified as 21-year-old Jayce Branson. Officers found a replica firearm inside the vehicle Branson was in, and after further investigation, it was revealed that Branson threatened the driver of the vehicle he was in with the replica firearm.

Branson was booked into the Larimer County Detention Center on the charges of felony menacing, identity theft, domestic violence, possession of drug paraphernalia, and unrelated warrants.

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