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Authorities "communicating" with suspect in Flathead Co. School threat case

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Classes and school-related activites were canceled Thursday across the Flathead County. (MTN News photo) Classes and school-related activites were canceled Thursday across the Flathead County. (MTN News photo)

KALISPELL - Authorities in the Flathead say they are communicating with a suspect in what's being called a cyber terrorism case.

Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry says a local negotiation team, assisted by the FBI negotiation team, have been in ongoing communication with the suspect in this case.

The communication has been via written electronic means with Sheriff Curry saying the suspect "has taken extraordinary measures to conceal his electronic identity and location."

Sheriff Curry added in a news release that, "we have and are continuing to fully investigate every local lead or person of interest and rule them out."

"We continue to work around the clock, with both national and international assistance to determine both the identity and the location, in the US or internationally, of the suspect in this case. We have made, and continue to make progress in those efforts," Sheriff Curry added.

The joint investigation is ongoing, and further information will be released as it becomes available.

The threat forced all schools in Flathead County to cancel classes on Thursday and Friday and also forced the cancellation of all sports and extracurricular activities -- home and away -- through the weekend.  

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