MISSOULA - A person was taken into custody following an incident that prompted the evacuation of the Missoula Public Library on Wednesday.
Missoula Police Department spokeswoman Lydia Arnold says officers responded to a call for service of trespassing at the library at approximately 1:25 p.m.
The suspect had previously been trespassed for inappropriate behavior at the library and making threats, according to Arnold.
Arnold added that when officers found the suspect, he was non-compliant with officers and their verbal commands.
“The suspect male brandished a knife and barricaded himself into a bathroom," Arnold said.
Officers negotiated with the male and he was eventually disarmed and taken into custody.
The library was evacuated until shortly after 3 p.m.
No injuries were reported and Arnold noted there is no threat to the public.