Press Release 11/07/2019 – Incident at Boyd Park

On Thursday, November 7 at 11:11 a.m., Alamosa Police Department (APD) received a call regarding a male party threatening people near Boyd Park.

When APD officers arrived, the male party—armed with a machete—approached officers while waving the weapon around. Officers on scene deployed a Taser to subdue him. The suspect was placed into custody and transported to the San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center with minor injuries. No other injuries were sustained during the incident.

The suspect will be charged with numerous counts of felony menacing and three counts of attempted 1st degree assault on a peace officer.

For more information, please contact Captain Joey Spangler at (719) 589-2548.


The City of Alamosa is a multicultural community of 9,000+ centrally located in the San Luis Valley of Southern Colorado. The City was incorporated in 1878 and is the gateway to the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve where more than 400,000 visitors enjoy Colorado’s natural beauty each year. For more information, visit us at

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