Posted: Aug 10, 2012 10:14 AM by Dennis Carlson - MTN News
BELGRADE - A tense few hours ended peacefully Thursday evening following a standoff involving a man with a gun at Frontage and Weaver roads.
About 7 p.m. Thursday, a man called 911 saying that he was armed and threatening to harm himself.
Gallatin County Sheriff's deputies along with Montana Highway Patrol and Belgrade and Manhattan police closed Frontage Road for about two hours while sheriff's negotiators with the County Special Response Team made contact with and spoke to the man.
Gallatin County Undersheriff Dan Springer said the man peacefully went into custody.
"Any time someone's armed and you know and threatening possibly to hurt themselves possibly hurt an officer or forcing an officer to hurt them the concern is obviously public safety as well. This one ended successfully, and everyone went home safely and no one got injured," he said.
The man was taken in for an evaluation.
The case will be investigated by the sheriff's office.