On 08/07/2023 shortly after 8:30 pm dispatch received a report of an assault that occurred in the 300 block of Pine Street. The victim reported a subject attacked them with a sword. The victim was transported to St Mary’s Hospital and treated for minor injuries. Officers attempted to contact the suspect who refused to exit their residence. Members of the GJPD and MCSO SWAT were called to assist. Once the SWAT teams arrived on scene the subject exited the residence and was taken into custody without incident. The subject is identified as Aaron Oswald, 51, of Grand Junction. Oswald was remanded to the Mesa County Detention Facility on the following charge:
The Grand Junction Police Department believes this is an isolated event and does not believe there is any ongoing threat to the community. This case remains under investigation and there is no further information available at this time.