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Aspen deputy suspects local skier pushed man from chairlift

ASPEN, Colo. — Authorities say a local skier may have pushed a snowboarder off a chairlift at Aspen Highlands.

The Aspen Times reports ( ) that 28-year-old snowboarder Seth Beckton says he was pushed from the chairlift Sunday morning. Pitkin County Sheriff’s Deputy Jesse Steindler says his current suspect is a local man but did not release his identity.

Aspen Skiing Co. spokesman Jeff Hanle says the company is sharing security video camera footage with police.

Steindler and Skico officials met with Beckton Tuesday. Steindler says deputies also interviewed several witnesses.

Beckton says he was riding the lift with a skier who became offended by something he said and responded by pushing him from the chair.


Information from: The Aspen Times,