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Bigfork shooting under investigation

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Posted at 11:17 AM, Mar 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-24 16:04:32-04

BIGFORK — The Flathead County Sheriff's Office was on the scene Tuesday morning at what was described as an "officer involved shooting" in Bigfork.

The incident began shortly before 7 a.m. when a man near Glacier Park International Airport reported that his pickup truck has been stolen.

Flathead County Sheriff Brian Heino says law enforcement spotted the vehicle in the Evergreen area and a high-speed chase ensued.

The pursuit ended on Grand Avenue in Bigfork with an exchange of gunfire, but the exact details of what transpired have not been released.

A woman was arrested and taken to the Flathead County jail. No injuries have been reported and Heino says there is no danger to the public.

Law enforcement officers from the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office, the Montana Highway Patrol and the Kalispell Police Department were involved in the incident.

A section of Grand Avenue in Bigfork was shut down as part of the investigation into the incident.