Three Forks Incident


(Three Forks, Mont) At 7:39 this morning Deputies were dispatched to the area  of 2nd Ave in Three Forks for a person threatening suicide.  Deputies attempted contact and were met by the subject with a shotgun.  The Special Response team was dispatched and assisted the Deputies on the scene with containing the area and conducting negotiations to peacefully resolve the situation and provide the appropriate mental health assistance.  Neighbors in the immediate area were notified and asked to stay inside but no evacuations have been ordered.  Sheriff Gootkin asks that the public avoid the area and let the Deputies do their work.

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