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Inmate was shot after taking a hostage at Glasgow hospital

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Posted at 10:13 AM, Mar 30, 2023

GLASGOW - Valley County Sheriff Tom Boyer says that a hostage situation resulted in the suspect being shot by a law enforcement officer.

According to a news release, it happened at about 2:35 p.m. when a detention center inmate took a hostage at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow.

The Sheriff's Office said: "The incident was a hostage situation and was resolved by a deputy discharging his duty weapon to protect the life of the innocent."

The inmate was flown to Billings to receive advanced trauma care.

The name of the inmate has not yet been released.

No officers, hospital staff, or members of the public were injured during the incident.

The Montana Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating the circumstances of the shooting.

Phillips County Sheriff Jerry Lytle has been asked to complete the administrative review of this incident.

We will update you if we get more information.