Bicyclist injured by barbed wire strung across trail

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A bicyclist was injured about 6 p.m. Sunday while traveling north on the Mary Carter Greenway Trail in South Platte Park, just north of West Mineral Avenue. The person hit a barbed wire tied across the trail, about a foot off the ground, and was thrown off the bicycle.

The Littleton Police Department and South Suburban Parks and Recreation are investigating the incident as a serious threat to public safety. This type of behavior could result in charges of reckless endangerment and assault, as well as other criminal charges.

Bicyclists are reminded to use caution, especially in low light conditions. Anyone with information should contact Littleton police at 303-795-3890.