Billings police officer shot on scene of standoff

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An officer has been shot at the scene of a standoff in Billings.

Lt. Matt Lennick tells us the officer has been taken to this hospital and is undergoing surgery. His condition at this time is unknown.


Residences in the area of a standoff in Billings have been evacuated Saturday.

Just after 10:30 am, the Billings Police Department reported the active scene was expanded from a closure of Birch Ln. to the 1000 block of Bench Blvd.

As of 11:47 am, officers have evacuated residences.

Currently, law enforcement is trying to contact the suspect who is barricaded inside and is reportedly firing at officers.

We will continue to provide updates on this situation as more information becomes available.

BILLINGS, Mont. – Law enforcement in Billings have Birch Ln. closed for an active scene Saturday morning.

According to the Billings Police Department, officers responded to a complaint of a suspect shooting out of their residence into neighboring residences.

SWAT is on scene and officers are trying to make contact with the suspect.

People are asked to avoid the area.

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