Update: 5:15 p.m.

According to the Casper Police Department, a hearing-impaired employee told a co-worker that she found a firearm in the hotel room but, due to miscommunication, the co-worker thought she was saying that there was a possible gunman and hostage situation unfolding in the room.

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Update: 1:55 p.m.

According to a Casper Police Detective, the incident was due to miscommunication with a deaf employee, and there is no immediate threat to the public.


More than a dozen police vehicles have arrived at the scene of a Casper hotel, near the OYO Townhouse Bar & Grill.

Officers were seen carrying long guns and wearing tactical gear.

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Police advise citizens to steer clear from the area for the time being.

K2 Radio News is on the scene.

More details will be provided as this story develops.

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