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Law enforcement involved in standoff in Kalispell

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Posted at 9:52 AM, Sep 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-13 13:46:43-04

KALISPELL — The standoff has ended peacefully, and the suspect is now in custody.

Flathead County Sheriff Brian Heino says the man has been identified as Kalispell resident Ryan LaSalle who was released from federal prison five months ago.

Lasalle had been sentenced to prison in 2010 on charges of criminal distribution of dangerous drugs. He also has a felony conviction for theft.

At this point, there are no reports of any injuries.

Ryan LaSalle

We will update you if we get more information.

(1st REPORT) The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team along with several law enforcement agencies are responding to a barricaded suspect in a trailer at 1115 Whitefish Stage Road in Kalispell.

Flathead County Sheriff Brian Heino tells MTN News that a call came in around 6 a.m. Monday after the suspect hit a trailer with his vehicle and ran inside the residence.

Sheriff Heino said the suspect then ran out of the trailer and drove his car into a vehicle before barricading himself inside his own trailer.

Heino said it is not known at this time if the suspect is armed with weapons.

He added the suspect is currently on federal and state probation.

People are asked to avoid the area while negotiations continue.

We will update you as we get more information.