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Shooting threat at Yellowstone Club under investigation

Posted at 10:08 AM, Jun 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-02 12:08:48-04

An investigation into a threatening message warning workers of a shooting at the Yellowstone Club is underway.

A graffiti message left in a portable bathroom at a construction site read: “Job site shooting 5/31/18 lunch bring family.”

The message was reported to the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, May 30 by Yellowstone Club Security. The portable bathroom was located at a Yellowstone Club Core Village construction site.

Deputies along with Montana Highway Patrol were assigned to the Yellowstone Club on Thursday, May 31 to assist Yellowstone Club Security with maintaining a higher level of alertness.

The Yellowstone Club gave its employees the day off and construction crews were given the choice to stay home or work. The employees who showed up for work worked a half day and the day went without incident.

It is currently unknown who wrote the message but the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to work with the Yellowstone Club Security in identifying the author.

Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin said that all threats of violence are taken seriously. “If you see something, say something,” he said in a press release.