Update: Friday 1/15/21 at 10:20 P.M.
The unusual package was not a bomb and the vehicle has been cleared. Interim Sheriff Dan Springer stated that the vehicle is being removed from the steps of the Law and Justice Center and the building is returning to normal business operations.
For immediate release: January 15, 2021
Today at approximately 3:45 PM, a male subject known to law enforcement drove his vehicle to the front steps of the Law and Justice Center in Bozeman and died by suicide with a firearm.
The incident was witnessed by civilian employees at the Law and Justice Center. The backseat of the vehicle contained an unusual package. Out of an abundance of caution, the bomb squad from Lewis and Clark County was contacted and will be on scene this evening to clear the vehicle.
The Law and Justice Center remains closed until further notice. The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office will continue to investigate the incident.
The name of the individual will not be released until the family is notified.
– Interim Sheriff Dan Springer