Big Bear standoff time-line - KULR8.com | News, Weather & Sports in Billings, Montana

Big Bear standoff time-line

Posted: Updated:
BILLINGS, Mont. -

It was just before 4 am when police dispatch started moving officers to Big Bear. AMR was placed on stand by as reports of shots fired continued while most of us were asleep.

As the sun came up and snow came down police positioned themselves around the building and tried to make contact.

"We're trying to make contact and at this point we don't even have a visual contact," Capt. Kevin Iffland said. "But we do have shots coming from inside the building out."

As the city awoke and people attempted to come into work they were turned away. Businesses forced to stay closed.

As the morning pressed on police deployed flashbangs attempting to keep the situation contained.

"We've tried to block any shots coming out of the building by positioning our bear vehicle there," Iffland said.

Gunfire continued to be exchanged. Eventually, police sent in a drone and multiple officers breached the store bringing the terrifying ordeal to an end.

"We had volley's of gunfire and I can't confirm that I believe that it was in an exchange of gunfire that is a possibility," Chief Rich St. John said. "It could have been suicide. I don't know that's something that the investigation is going to determine."

  • LocalMore>>

  • St. Vincent performs 6 minute emergency C-Section

    St. Vincent performs 6 minute emergency C-Section

    Thursday, August 16 2018 1:05 AM EDT2018-08-16 05:05:18 GMT

    The first moment of holding your newborn and hearing that first cry is so special. But when things go wrong in the delivery room those moments can be filled with panic. Sidney parents, Tamara and Miguel Romero, experienced just that. Tamara explained, "If my water would've broke while we were still here [at the Ronald McDonald House], if I didn't get in there's a good chance that he wouldn't have made it." Six minutes is all it took for Malachi to be delivered but it was in ...

    The first moment of holding your newborn and hearing that first cry is so special. But when things go wrong in the delivery room those moments can be filled with panic. Sidney parents, Tamara and Miguel Romero, experienced just that. Tamara explained, "If my water would've broke while we were still here [at the Ronald McDonald House], if I didn't get in there's a good chance that he wouldn't have made it." Six minutes is all it took for Malachi to be delivered but it was in ...

  • Centennial Crow Fair celebration kicks off in Crow Agency

    Centennial Crow Fair celebration kicks off in Crow Agency

    Thursday, August 16 2018 12:44 AM EDT2018-08-16 04:44:48 GMT

    The 100th Annual Crow Fair kicked off Wednesday on Crow Reservation. It's the first day of the Crow Fair here at the Teepee Capital of the world and the first event to kick off is the youth powwow.

    The 100th Annual Crow Fair kicked off Wednesday on Crow Reservation. It's the first day of the Crow Fair here at the Teepee Capital of the world and the first event to kick off is the youth powwow.

  • BREAKING: Rock Slide on Reimers Park Drive in Billings

    BREAKING: Rock Slide on Reimers Park Drive in Billings

    Thursday, August 16 2018 12:29 AM EDT2018-08-16 04:29:39 GMT

    On Wednesday night there was a rock slide in the area of Reimers Park Drive in Billings. 

    On Wednesday night there was a rock slide in the area of Reimers Park Drive in Billings. 

  • MontanaMore>>

  • Fundraiser for rock climbing accident survivor, Kaylene Murphy

    Fundraiser for rock climbing accident survivor, Kaylene Murphy

    Thursday, August 16 2018 1:20 AM EDT2018-08-16 05:20:38 GMT

    According to Sweet Grass County Search and Rescue, Kaylene Murphy was struck by a large rock while rock climbing at Natural Bridge State Park on June 30th. 

    According to Sweet Grass County Search and Rescue, Kaylene Murphy was struck by a large rock while rock climbing at Natural Bridge State Park on June 30th. 

  • St. Vincent performs 6 minute emergency C-Section

    St. Vincent performs 6 minute emergency C-Section

    Thursday, August 16 2018 1:05 AM EDT2018-08-16 05:05:18 GMT

    The first moment of holding your newborn and hearing that first cry is so special. But when things go wrong in the delivery room those moments can be filled with panic. Sidney parents, Tamara and Miguel Romero, experienced just that. Tamara explained, "If my water would've broke while we were still here [at the Ronald McDonald House], if I didn't get in there's a good chance that he wouldn't have made it." Six minutes is all it took for Malachi to be delivered but it was in ...

    The first moment of holding your newborn and hearing that first cry is so special. But when things go wrong in the delivery room those moments can be filled with panic. Sidney parents, Tamara and Miguel Romero, experienced just that. Tamara explained, "If my water would've broke while we were still here [at the Ronald McDonald House], if I didn't get in there's a good chance that he wouldn't have made it." Six minutes is all it took for Malachi to be delivered but it was in ...

  • Daines hopes to secure more funding to honor Vietnam veterans with new visitor center

    Daines hopes to secure more funding to honor Vietnam veterans with new visitor center

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 10:08 PM EDT2018-08-16 02:08:22 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 10:22 PM EDT2018-08-16 02:22:20 GMT

    Senator Steve Daines spent his afternoon back on Capitol Hill fighting to build an education center at the heart of one of the nation's most recognizable memorials.  Nearly 58,000 names don the wall that was built nearly two decades after one of the most divisive times in America's history with thousands coming home from Vietnam only to be spit upon, shamed and even attacked for fighting for our country.  President and CEO of Vietnam Veteran's Memorial ...

    Senator Steve Daines spent his afternoon back on Capitol Hill fighting to build an education center at the heart of one of the nation's most recognizable memorials.  Nearly 58,000 names don the wall that was built nearly two decades after one of the most divisive times in America's history with thousands coming home from Vietnam only to be spit upon, shamed and even attacked for fighting for our country.  President and CEO of Vietnam Veteran's Memorial ...

  • Most Popular

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Yellowstone visitor warned for standing too close to bison

    Yellowstone visitor warned for standing too close to bison

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 2:25 PM EDT2018-08-15 18:25:23 GMT
    photo: Douglas Scott on Twitterphoto: Douglas Scott on Twitter

    A Yellowstone National Park visitor standing too close to a bison said the potential danger is "fake news," according to a social media post that's going viral.

    A Yellowstone National Park visitor standing too close to a bison said the potential danger is "fake news," according to a social media post that's going viral.

  • Exposed handlebar grip kills 6-year-old Pullman boy in bicycle crash

    Exposed handlebar grip kills 6-year-old Pullman boy in bicycle crash

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 2:13 AM EDT2018-08-15 06:13:21 GMT

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Six-year-old Denny Curran should be enjoying his last few days of summer before first grade. He should be teasing his brother, splashing in the pool, giving his parents a hard time about vegetables. Instead, Denny is dead, the victim of a horrific, freak bicycle accident that could happen to your child too. "Denny was an extraordinary child," his father Keith Curran told KHQ.

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Six-year-old Denny Curran should be enjoying his last few days of summer before first grade. He should be teasing his brother, splashing in the pool, giving his parents a hard time about vegetables. Instead, Denny is dead, the victim of a horrific, freak bicycle accident that could happen to your child too. "Denny was an extraordinary child," his father Keith Curran told KHQ.

  • St. Vincent performs 6 minute emergency C-Section

    St. Vincent performs 6 minute emergency C-Section

    Thursday, August 16 2018 1:05 AM EDT2018-08-16 05:05:18 GMT

    The first moment of holding your newborn and hearing that first cry is so special. But when things go wrong in the delivery room those moments can be filled with panic. Sidney parents, Tamara and Miguel Romero, experienced just that. Tamara explained, "If my water would've broke while we were still here [at the Ronald McDonald House], if I didn't get in there's a good chance that he wouldn't have made it." Six minutes is all it took for Malachi to be delivered but it was in ...

    The first moment of holding your newborn and hearing that first cry is so special. But when things go wrong in the delivery room those moments can be filled with panic. Sidney parents, Tamara and Miguel Romero, experienced just that. Tamara explained, "If my water would've broke while we were still here [at the Ronald McDonald House], if I didn't get in there's a good chance that he wouldn't have made it." Six minutes is all it took for Malachi to be delivered but it was in ...

  • Relative: Family of 7 on vacation died in Oregon collision

    Relative: Family of 7 on vacation died in Oregon collision

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 3:03 PM EDT2018-08-15 19:03:19 GMT

    BURNS, Ore. (AP) - A family member says seven of the eight people killed in a crash on a remote Oregon road were relatives headed to a Las Vegas vacation.    The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Wednesday that 29-year-old Erika Boquet, of Tacoma, Washington, and her three children - 6, 9 and 11 - were killed Monday on Oregon Highway 78.

    BURNS, Ore. (AP) - A family member says seven of the eight people killed in a crash on a remote Oregon road were relatives headed to a Las Vegas vacation.    The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Wednesday that 29-year-old Erika Boquet, of Tacoma, Washington, and her three children - 6, 9 and 11 - were killed Monday on Oregon Highway 78.

  • Missing hiker found dead in Crazy Mountains

    Missing hiker found dead in Crazy Mountains

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 4:03 PM EDT2018-08-15 20:03:09 GMT

    Searchers found a missing hiker dead in the Crazy Mountains.

    Searchers found a missing hiker dead in the Crazy Mountains.

  • Recall: Unsafe levels of weed killer in oat cereal products

    Recall: Unsafe levels of weed killer in oat cereal products

    Thursday, August 16 2018 12:59 AM EDT2018-08-16 04:59:12 GMT

    Some types of oat cereals, oatmeal, granola and snack bars are found to contain higher levels of a chemical found in the weed killer Roundup than what the environmental working group considers safe.

    Some types of oat cereals, oatmeal, granola and snack bars are found to contain higher levels of a chemical found in the weed killer Roundup than what the environmental working group considers safe.

  • Police porn: Arizona cop uses body cam to film office sex

    Police porn: Arizona cop uses body cam to film office sex

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 6:40 PM EDT2018-08-15 22:40:23 GMT

    An Arizona police sergeant has been fired after body camera footage captured him having sex with a woman in his office.

    An Arizona police sergeant has been fired after body camera footage captured him having sex with a woman in his office.

  • WANTED: Man with information about possible child sexual assault victim

    WANTED: Man with information about possible child sexual assault victim

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:40 PM EDT2018-08-15 16:40:33 GMT

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is seeking the public’s assistance with obtaining identifying information regarding an unknown male who may have critical information pertaining to the identity of a child victim in an ongoing sexual exploitation investigation.

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is seeking the public’s assistance with obtaining identifying information regarding an unknown male who may have critical information pertaining to the identity of a child victim in an ongoing sexual exploitation investigation.