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Man Sprays Cars On I-70 In Eisenhower Tunnel With Fire Extinguisher

(CBS4) - There were several road-safety related shutdowns of Interstate 70 in Colorado's high country on Sunday, but one short closure of the interstate had nothing to do with crashes or icy conditions.

(credit: CDOT)

A man was taken into custody after he walked into the Eisenhower/Johnson Memorial Tunnels and sprayed traffic heading westbound on I-70 with fire extinguishers.

It happened at approximately 5 p.m. and led to a short closure of I-70 westbound through the tunnel.

Officials with the Colorado Department of Transportation said the man had been on a Greyhound bus and had some behavioral issues. He was let off in a parking lot outside the tunnel and tried getting into a CDOT building before entering the tunnel.

That's when crews called law enforcement for help and the man was detained and handcuffed in the snow just outside the tunnel.

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