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Man arrested after police standoff in Hamilton

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Posted at 10:52 AM, Jan 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-05 12:52:11-05

A Ravalli County man is behind bars following a Saturday standoff with law enforcement in Hamilton.

Hamilton Police Chief Ryan Oster says that officers responded to a disturbance call at an apartment complex on Pintail Loop shortly before 10:45 p.m.

As officers approached the scene, Chief Oster says they heard gun shots being fired, then multiple shots were fired into an adjacent apartment that was occupied.

Police were eventually able to get the suspect on the phone and talk the him into coming out of the apartment. According to a press release, the suspect had been identified as Tyler K. Butler, 23.

Butler has been booked into the Ravalli County Detention Center on charges of attempted homicide, partner or family member assault and assault with a weapon.

The investigation is ongoing, and we will have more information as it becomes available.