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Details emerging in I-90 law enforcement incident near Garrison

Powell Count Law Enforcement Incident
Posted at 9:20 AM, Feb 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-18 14:14:33-05

UPDATE: 9:37 a.m. - Feb. 18, 2021

GARRISON - Powell County Sheriff Gavin Roselles has confirmed with MTN News that a 35-year-old Montana man in custody in connection with the I-90 standoff that happened early Thursday morning.

Sheriff Roselles has not released the identity of the suspect pending further investigation. He added the suspect was allegedly involved in a shooting with law enforcement in Gallatin County earlier on Thursday morning.

The man was arrested about 7:35 a.m. after about a four-hour standoff that forced the closure of I-90 near Garrison.

(first report: 9:20 a.m. - Feb. 18, 2021)

We are learning additional information about why law enforcement closed down Interstate 90 near Garrison early Thursday.

Butte Sheriff Ed Lester said SWAT teams from Butte-Silver Bow and Missoula were called out to Powell County and they arrested the man who was holed up in his disabled pickup truck on the highway.

No one was injured in the arrest.

The sheriff had no information on the identity of the man arrested, but said he was in custody in Powell County.

The incident started as a shooting incident in Gallatin County early Thursday, which turned into a multi-county police pursuit on the highway involving several law enforcement agencies.

The interstate was shut down for several hours during the standoff but has since been opened up to traffic.