Police have shut down much of the area around 5th Street between St. Michael's Drive and Siringo Road. They're not even letting people through the blockade who live in the neighborhood. Why?

Evidently, a man with a high-powered rifle has barricaded himself in his home after firing shots into the air. KRQE is reporting that area schools are not allowing their students to leave.

St. Mike's is traffic-heavy with detours. Until this is over, take the long way around.