Police exchange gunfire with man barricaded in Billings residence

Posted at 5:56 PM, May 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-01 19:56:51-04

A man fired shots at law enforcement officers on the 1600 block of Second Avenue North on Tuesday and is now armed and barricaded inside a building.

The incident began just after 4:30 p.m. when police and parole officers knocked on the door and were met with gunfire, according to Billings Police Chief Rich St. John. 

Officers returned fire, and none were injured, St. John said. 

Police have blocked off 15th to 18th streets at Second Avenue North.

St. John said he believes one man is holed up inside, possibly armed with an assault rifle.

The "Bear" vehicle, which is shared between Billings police and the Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office, is on the scene, and so is the SWAT Team. 

We will update you when we get more information.

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