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Report of shots fired at Missoula police car

Posted: 10:48 AM, Feb 12, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-12 14:12:43-05
Police in downtown Missoula

(UPDATE, 11:02 am) Hellgate High School is on perimeter lockdown as a precaution, there is no immediate threat to the high school, students are not being released for lunch.

Missoula County officials had stated that the buildings in the downtown area are on lockdown.

The public cannot enter these buildings at this time and should avoid the areas of Ryman and Pine, Woody and Pine, Ryman and Broadway and Woody and Broadway.

Missoula County departments will not be able to provide public services at this time.

(1st REPORT, 10:48 am) Missoula County posted the following message onTwitter: "All downtown Missoula County offices are currently on lockdown due to an incident near City Hall. The public is not able to access these facilities until further notice. Please avoid the area."

People are asked to avoid the area around Pine Street and Ryman Street and Pine Street and Woody Street.

University of Montana police sent out the following alert: "Missoula Police have blocked a portion of downtown Missoula near the police department and the Mountain Line transfer station after shots were fired at a police car being driven by an officer. No injuries reported. As a result, city buses are being rerouted, streets surrounding the Missoula County Courthouse and police station (Spruce, Pine, Ryman, Woody, etc.) in a five-block radius are closed."

We will update you as we get more information.