Suspect taken into custody following standoff

Print Article

  • Flathead County SWAT team members respond to a fugitive holed up in a house in Hungry Horse Tuesday evening. (Teresa Byrd photo)

  • 1

    Sheriff’s Deputies and the SWAT team responded to a home in Hungry Horse where an apparent fugitive was holed up. (Teresa Byrd photo)

  • Flathead County SWAT team members respond to a fugitive holed up in a house in Hungry Horse Tuesday evening. (Teresa Byrd photo)

  • 1

    Sheriff’s Deputies and the SWAT team responded to a home in Hungry Horse where an apparent fugitive was holed up. (Teresa Byrd photo)

The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office took a man into custody after a standoff in Hungry Horse on Tuesday evening.

According to witnesses, the man ran into a vacation rental on River Drive earlier in the afternoon and asked the renters, who were in the hot tub at the time, for a place to hide.

A man in the hot tub, an active duty Air Force veteran on vacation with his wife, said he shoved the fugitive out of the house, the veteran told the Hungry Horse News. The fugitive then ran down the road, apparently with police in pursuit, and took refuge in another house. The veteran declined to give his name, but he described the suspect as a male, about 5-11, with long black hair pulled into a “man bun.”

At about 5:15 p.m., a large boom could be heard near the house the suspect had entered.

The suspect was taken into custody about 7 p.m.

Scanner reports indicated the fugitive may have been hit with a Taser during the initial pursuit.

Numerous law enforcement responded to the scene including the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office, the Columbia Falls Police Department, the Kalispell Special Response Team, Montana Highway Patrol and others.

Print Article

Read More Local News

Montana farmers, conservationists differ on new waterway rule

February 23, 2020 at 5:00 am | Daily Inter Lake In late January, the United States Environmental Protection Agency announced a sizable rollback on already-repealed Obama-era waterway protections with the introduction of President Trump’s Navigable...

Comments

Read More

Kalispell council finalizes letter over public lands access

February 23, 2020 at 5:00 am | Daily Inter Lake The Kalispell City Council on Tuesday approved a letter asking state and federal officials to help secure public access to local forestlands. The council is looking for state and federal official...

Comments

Read More

Big Mountain tree-house builder embarks on next project

February 23, 2020 at 5:00 am | Daily Inter Lake Anyone who has ridden on Chair 3 at Whitefish Mountain Resort has no doubt noticed the Snow Bear Treehouses perched along the west side of the slope. The three tree-house chalets are some of the most...

Comments

Read More

Olney woman’s sled-dog racing expertise tapped by many, including Hollywood

February 23, 2020 at 5:00 am | Lake County Leader When Pam Beckstrom of Olney saw a sled-dog racing team for the first time, she had no idea how it would change her life. These days, the woman who has been called the race historian for sled-dog raci...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

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

©2020 Daily Inter Lake Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X