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UPDATE: Police standoff comes to a peaceful end in downtown Billings

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BILLINGS, Mont. -

UPDATE: The standoff has ended downtown.

According to Police Chief St. John, police deployed a beanbag to disable two cameras outside the home. The BEAR (armored vehicle) was used to remove the door of the home. Officers saw the individual was there and was down. A rifle was seen near him.

Another beanbag was deployed to the individual followed by a flash-bang to disorient and prevent the suspect from getting a hold of another weapon.

The individual is in police custody and is receiving medical treatment.

The suspect is known to police but his identity is not being released at this time.

The Montana Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation will conduct the investigation. 


UPDATE: Billings police have set up a perimeter in downtown Billings where there were reports of shots fired at a single-family dwelling. Chief St. John says probation officers were not hurt.

There are 3-4 blocks that have been cordoned off in the area of 1st Ave. N and 3rd Ave. N, and between N 14th and N 18th.

Multiple agencies are assisting the BPD and residents are asked to stay away from the area.


Billings police have set up a perimeter from 1st Ave N to 3rd Ave N and North 16th Street to North 17th Street.

According to KULR-8's reporter on the scene, SWAT is involved in what appears to be an ongoing standoff. 

Witnesses have told KULR-8 shots were fired, but this has not been independently confirmed by Billings Police. 

Follow KULR-8 on air and online for updates to this developing story. 

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