MISSOULA — (UPDATE, 2:30 p.m., 2/12/2020) The lockdown orders for county buildings in downtown Missoula have been lifted after being implemented Wednesday morning due to a shooting incident.
The Missoula County Sheriff's Office reports that units have been cleared and the lockdown has been lifted. All county buildings have reopened and are resuming operations.
The downtown perimeter has been adjusted and remains in place on Woody St. between W. Spruce and W. Broadway. The east/west boundaries are on W. Pine between Orange St. and the Mountain Line Bus Depot. People are asked to avoid that area.
The City of Missoula Police Department is investigating the incident.
At approximately 9:45 a.m., an officer driving north in the 400 block of Woody Street reported the rear window of his patrol car had been shot out, according to MPD. Officers quickly converged on the area and a perimeter was established.
Several streets in downtown Missoula, including Broadway Street in front of the Missoula County Courthouse, were shut down and businesses were asked to shelter in place.
No injuries have been reported and no other details have been released at this time.
We will continue to update you with any new information.
(1ST REPORT, 1:14 p.m., 2/12/2020) According to a press release by Missoula Police Department Sergeant Travis Welsh, at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday morning a MPD officer was traveling northbound in the 400 block of Woody St. when he reported a rear window of his patrol car had been shot out.
Other officers nearby came to the area to assist the officer.
A perimeter was made around the government buildings and were immediately locked down.
According to Sergeant Welsh the lock down is still in place as the investigation is on going.
MPD is being assisted by other law enforcement agencies and medical crews are standing by, no injuries have been reported.
We will keep you updated once more information