Man dies by suicide in Kalispell’s Woodland Park

Print Article

A 58-year-old man died by suicide early Friday afternoon in Woodland Park despite efforts by local law enforcement agencies to intervene.

Early Friday afternoon, the Kalispell Police Department, Flathead County Sheriff’s Office and Kalispell Fire Department responded to a report of a person threatening suicide in Woodland Park. At about 12:30 p.m. a Kalispell police officer located the man inside a vehicle at the city park. The officer attempted contact and discovered the man was armed with a revolver, according to a Kalispell Police press release. Other Kalispell officers and sheriff’s deputies responded, set up a perimeter, and evacuated the park.

“An officer on scene spoke with the male, offered to get him help, and attempted to get him to seek help and not to harm himself,” the press release stated.

Kalispell Police’s Special Response Team and the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team were requested.

Kalispell Police had issued a press statement as the incident was occurring, advising they had “an armed, barricaded male in Woodland Park” and asking the public to stay away from the area.

Kalispell Fire Department responded and staged nearby. While an officer was speaking with the man, he told the officer he was going to kill himself, but didn’t want to do it at that location. The man drove his vehicle over the curb and a short distance forward onto the grass and stopped. A short time later, officers heard a single gunshot from inside the vehicle, the press release said.

“Special Response Team officers arrived with an armored vehicle, approached the vehicle, and removed the man from the vehicle,” the release stated. Kalispell Fire paramedics began immediate lifesaving efforts that were unsuccessful.

An investigation will be conducted by the Montana State Division of Criminal Investigations.

Print Article

Read More

Judge hears Egan Slough ballot initiative arguments

May 23, 2019 at 5:00 am | Daily Inter Lake A river of Flathead Valley residents donning blue shirts in support of Yes! For Flathead Farms and Water flowed into the benches on the right side of the room at Flathead District Court on Tuesday mo...

Comments

Read More

Chase and assault caught on camera

May 23, 2019 at 5:00 am | Daily Inter Lake Kalispell Police Department responded to a report that a man in a white vehicle was allegedly being chased by men in a silver vehicle and a tan vehicle. A passenger in the silver vehicle reportedly j...

Comments

Read More

Partnership boosts Sperry Chalet rebuild

May 23, 2019 at 5:00 am | Daily Inter Lake The final push to rebuild Glacier Park’s Sperry Chalet will begin in earnest in July when the snow finally recedes from the historic structure’s stone walls. The National Park Service announced Tues...

Comments

Read More

Danger of Trump’s foreign policy

May 23, 2019 at 5:00 am | Daily Inter Lake I must quote President Dwight D. Eisenhower, highly decorated general in World War II, again. “War is mankind’s most tragic and stupid folly; to seek or advise its deliberate provocation is a black c...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(406) 755-7000
727 East Idaho
Kalispell, MT 59901

©2019 Daily Inter Lake Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X