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Suspect arrested following active shooter threat in Montana

Police said there were multiple victims reported in a rural area of the state as authorities searched for a suspect.
Police order lockdown in rural Montana active shooter search
Posted at 9:09 PM, Nov 02, 2023

A person was arrested Friday as police searched for an active shooter in the eastern Montana city of Glendive. 

Scripps News Billings reported that the sheriff's office said multiple victims were reported in the shooting that happened in a field in a rural area. Authorities ordered a lockdown for residents which included the Dawson County Community College and public school facilities in the city. 

The lockdown affected a 10-mile radius of the shooting scene as residents were asked to lock their doors and to stay inside. 

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The Glendive Police Department also advised residents to lock their windows and stay inside until "the all clear is given."

Authorities did not provide information about the suspect or any victims on Friday. The Dawson County sheriff only stated on Facebook that the suspect was "peacefully taken into custody."


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