UPDATE AT 1.30 PM
Gallatin County Sheriff Dan Springer provided an update on the barricaded subject in Belgrade on Sunday afternoon.
According to Springer, the incident began at 7:10 a.m. Sunday when a fire alarm call was received from a residence on Red Barn Dr.
While the dispatcher was trying to get information, it was learned that a man was refusing to leave the residence.
When deputies arrived at the scene, they reportedly discovered that the other occupants of the house were outside.
Shots were first fired by the man when deputies tried to make contact, and Sheriff Springer said they were unsure where they were fired from.
Deputies have attempted to re-establish contact, but there has been no verbal response since law enforcement arrived at the scene.
At this time, multiple agencies are on the scene and area residents have been evacuated or are sheltering in place.
Those who have been evacuated and need to pick up medication or pets, or need a place to stay can call 406-582-2100, option 2 to be connected with the Sheriff’s Office. Gallatin County for assistance.
Since the start of the incident, more than 100 shots have been fired in an unknown direction.
No injuries have been reported at this time.
Sheriff Springer said they were unaware of the man’s intentions, but their primary focus was life safety.
BELGRADE, Mont. – Residents of the Landmark Subdivision have been asked to shelter in place as law enforcement is working on a situation in the area.
The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office reports the situation involves a barricaded subject and shots were fired on Red Barn Drive.
Those affected by the shelter in place have been notified and law enforcement is working on evacuations.
Currently, Red Bard Dr. is closed between Harvester Ln. and Stockton Way.
People are asked to stay out of the area as the incident unfolds.
This is a developing story, we will provide updates as they become available.