Posted: Oct 11, 2012 9:00 PM by Claire Anderson - MTN News
Updated: Oct 11, 2012 9:04 PM
A stand-off lasting several hours ended peacefully in Great Falls on Thursday morning.
At around 3 a.m., police received a report of a person in a house at 3413 4th Avenue North with a handgun making "assertive movements" with the gun.
Police responded to the scene, including the K-9 unit and the High Risk Unit.
Police asked the occupants to come out of the the house, but only one person complied.
Four people remained inside, which started the stand-off that lasted until mid-morning.
At about 8:20 a.m., two women left the house; they were placed in handcuffs and placed in a police vehicle.
At 9:00 a.m., police officers issued a warning to the two men still inside.
At about 9:15 a.m., officers entered the home and used a "flash-bang" device.
Sergeant Bryan Slavik of the GFPD said, "After numerous tries to try to talk them into coming out, the High Risk Unit, the HRU, was deployed into the house and brought two male individuals out into custody."
One Taser was deployed in the process of the evacuation, and one of the two men was taken to Benefis hospital for evaluation.
A fire truck and an ambulance were on scene but no serious injuries were cited.
Authorities have not yet released the names of any of the people involved, nor have they yet determined what initially triggered the incident.