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Shooting in Bigfork is being investigated

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Posted at 10:43 AM, Mar 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-24 13:28:11-04

BIGFORK — The Flathead County Sheriff's Office is investigating what it describes as an "officer-involved shooting" in Bigfork.

The incident began shortly before 7 a.m. when a man near Glacier Park International Airport reported that his pickup truck has been stolen.

Flathead County Sheriff Brian Heino says that law enforcement officers saw the vehicle in the Evergreen area and a high-speed chase ensued.

The chase ended on Grand Avenue in Bigfork with an exchange of gunfire, but the exact details of what transpired are not being released at this time.

A woman was arrested and taken to the Flathead County jail. No injuries have been reported and Sheriff Heino says there is no danger to the public.

Law enforcement officers from the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office, the Montana Highway Patrol and the Kalispell Police Department were involved in the incident.

We will update you as we get more information.