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Vehicle cleared after man dies in front of Bozeman's Law and Justice Center

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Posted at 6:19 PM, Jan 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-16 11:41:22-05

UPDATE: The Gallatin County Sheriff's Office confirmed late Friday night that a package found in the vehicle of the man who died in front of the Law and Justice Center was not a bomb.

The vehicle has been removed from the steps of the Law and Justice Center, and the building will resume normal business operations.



(first report)

BOZEMAN — A man is dead after an incident Friday afternoon at the Law and Justice Center in Bozeman.

According to a press release, at approximately 3:45 PM, a man known to law enforcement drove his vehicle to the front steps of the Law and Justice Center in Bozeman and died by suicide with a firearm.

The incident was witnessed by civilian employees at the Law and Justice Center. The backseat of the vehicle contained an unusual package. Out of an abundance of caution, the bomb squad from Lewis and Clark County was contacted and will be on scene this evening to clear the vehicle.

The Law and Justice Center remains closed until further notice. The Gallatin County Sheriff's Office will continue to investigate the incident.

The name of the individual will not be released until the family is notified.