A heavily armed man who appeared to be planning to shoot up a mountain top amusement park at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Colorado, killed himself before carrying out his plan, according to authorities.
The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office said park officials found the 20-year-old man dead inside the park on Saturday morning before opening to the public.
Authorities said the man apparently broke into the park while it was closed, adding he was armed with an AR-style rifle, a handgun and explosives.
The Haunted Mine Drop is shown in this July 2017 file photo at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs, Colo. The Haunted Mine Drop is billed as the first drop ride to go underground, plunging riders 110 feet inside Iron Mountain. An investigation is underway after a 6-year-old girl on vacation with her family died after “an incident” occurred Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021, on the Haunted Mine Drop ride. ((Chelsea Self/Glenwood Springs Post Independent via AP, File))
The man was also wearing tactical clothing and body armor.
Sheriff Lou Vallario said a message was found written on the wall of the women’s bathroom where