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"Shelter in place" near Lincoln; part of Highway 200 closed

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Posted at 9:04 AM, Mar 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-02 15:00:23-05

Just before noon on Tuesday, the Lewis & Clark County Sheriff's Office said that the standoff with a person west of Lincoln has been resolved. The person is in custody, and the area is safe.

The name of the person has not yet been released, nor have any details about what sparked the incident.

Highway 200 is now open. The Sheriff thanked thank everyone for their patience and support.

(UPDATE, 9:51 a.m.) The Sheriff's Office says that they are dealing with a barricaded person west of Lincoln. Highway 200 remains closed west of Lincoln between mile markers 66 and 67.

People are asked to avoid the area and residents near the 6300 block of Highway 200 in Lincoln should continue to shelter in place. They ask that people in the area remain indoors until the situation has been resolved.

No other details have been released; we will update you when we get more information.

(1st REPORT, 9:04 a.m.) The Lewis & Clark County Sheriff's Office is asking people some residents near Lincoln to remain indoors due to a threat.

Residents near the 6300 block of Montana Highway 200 in Lincoln are being asked to shelter in place as law enforcement officers respond to what they describe as a "known threat." The nature of the threat has not yet been released.

"Stay indoors and refrain from exiting your home until the sheriff has determined the situation is safe to do so," the Sheriff's Office said in a social media post at 8:35 a.m. on Tuesday.

Montana Highway 200 has been closed to traffic between mile marker 66 and 67, according to the agency.

We do not yet know the reason for the request, are working to find out, and will update you when we get more information.