Schools on lockdown Wednesday

Lovell and Rocky Mountain schools were placed in lockdown late Wednesday morning as a precaution against an unspecified threat.

According to sources and social media, an individual who was fired from the Western Sugar Cooperative allegedly made threats after being terminated from his job at the factory. At the time, law enforcement agencies were concerned that the man may be armed and were unsure whether he would actually follow through on his threat.

Both the Big Horn County Sheriff’s department and the Lovell Police Department coordinated their efforts to find the individual.

Brandon William Gyuram, 31, was arrested Wednesday afternoon, Sheriff Ken Blackburn said. An investigation was still unfolding at press time, but Blackburn said the suspect barricaded himself in a residence in the 400 block of East Third Street in Lovell.

After a lengthy standoff, family and friends were able to talk Gyuram out of his house, at which time he submitted to
law enforcement authorities without incident, Blackburn said.

“We are grateful for a peaceful resolution to this dangerous conflict,” Blackburn said.