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Bozeman Police Department safely resolves standoff situation

Posted at 4:23 PM, Dec 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-11 20:18:46-05

BOZEMAN — According to Bozeman Police, the situation outside Hawthorne Elementary School has now been resolved. The individual has been safely detained. There are no injuries.

The Bozeman Police Department would like to thank the Gallatin County Sherriff's Department and Bozeman School District 7 for their cooperation in safely resolving the situation.

Due to a police situation outside of Hawthorne school all students and staff have been evacuated to the Bozeman Public Library as a precaution. Reunification of parents and students began at 2:30 p.m. at the Bozeman Public Library. Busses will run as usual at the normal release time of 3:15 p.m. and will stage at the Library.

Deputy Superintendent of Instruction Marilyn King and Bozeman Police Captain Dana McNeil will be available for media interviews at the media staging location inside Fire Station #1 (corner of Rouse and Mendenhall) at 3:15 p.m.

Due to a standoff situation immediately west of Hawthorne Elementary School the Bozeman Police Department is evacuating students of Hawthorne Elementary to the Bozeman Public Library. The situation is currently contained and the evacuation is being done as a precaution. Parents are in the process of being notified.

Bozeman Police are asking residents to avoid the area between City Hall and Hawthorne Elementary School. Portions of Rouse Ave are currently closed and traffic is being re-routed. Access to City Hall is currently closed to the public.