BILLINGS – Officers were searching for a suspect early Thursday who they believe broke into the department’s evidence building.
Sgt. Shane Shelden said officers locked down a large area of Midland Road off South Billings Boulevard after responding to the possible break-in.
The lockdown was ordered because police believed the suspected burglar had access to firearms inside the city building.
Employees at neighboring businesses arriving for work were not allowed to go past barriers and were turned away.
Officer were initially called to the area at around 2:30 a.m. When officers eventually entered the building the suspect was gone, Shelden said.
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