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Law Enforcement Responds To Suicidal Male

Area law enforcement agencies responded to a report of a suicidal male at Greenwood Cemetery in Wolf Point on Monday, Dec. 19, at approximately 2 p.m.

Officers from the Wolf Point Police Department and Fort Peck Tribes Department of Law and Justice were first to arrive on the scene. The 47-year-old male then discharged the firearm at the ground, reported Wolf Point Police Chief Alisha Morales. Law enforcement did not return fire.

Roosevelt County Sheriff Jason Frederick arrived to begin negotiation efforts with the male, as did Wolf Point School safety officer Corey Reum.

The Wolf Point Ambulance Service was placed on standby and the Wolf Point Volunteer Fire Department assisted in securing the area.

The male was eventually apprehended through the negotiation efforts and charged with aggravated disorderly conduct, unlawful discharge of a firearm and criminal endangerment. Because the charges have not yet been filed with the Fort Peck Tribal Court, law enforcement had not released the male’s name as of presstime.

“At no time did law enforcement believe the public was in danger,” Morales said.

However, as a precaution, Wolf Point Schools and Northeast Montana Health Services’ facilities were placed into lockdown, which was lifted about 3:45 p.m.

Agencies responding to the incident included the Roosevelt County/Fort Peck Tribes Dispatch Center, Wolf Point Police Department, Fort Peck Tribes Department of Law and Justice, Fort Peck Tribes Criminal Investigators, Fort Peck Tribes narcotics officer, Bureau of Indian Affairs narcotics officer, Montana Highway Patrol, Wolf Point School safety office, Wolf Point Ambulance Service and the Wolf Point Volunteer Fire Department.

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