Press Release from Montana Highway Patrol

​On July 1st, 2016, at approximately 1657 hours, a Montana Highway Patrol Trooper was dispatched to check the welfare of an adult male who was sitting on the guardrail, under the 7th Street overpass, on Interstate 90, westbound.  ​While conducting the welfare check, the Trooper was informed that the suspect had a $10,000.00 warrant out of Gallatin County for assault with a deadly weapon. As the Trooper attempted to restrain the suspect he pulled a knife and threatened the officers on scene, stating that he “wasn’t going back to jail”. The suspect then pointed the knife at his own chest resulting in a lengthy standoff with law enforcement officers from Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office, Montana Highway Patrol and Bozeman Police Department.  

​During the standoff, both the east and westbound lanes of Interstate 90 were closed and traffic was diverted off the interstate at the 307 exit.  

​The suspect eventually gave up and was arrested. He was transported to Bozeman Deaconess Hospital for evaluation.  

​The incident ended without any injuries to the officers involved or the suspect.

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