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Man arrested after firing a gun in East Helena

Posted at 5:22 PM, Nov 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-02 16:41:46-04

(EAST HELENA) Police are investigating after a gun was discharged in East Helena.

According to East Helena Police Chief Mike Sanders, it happened Thursday on East Lewis Street at around 2 p.m.

East Helena public schools were briefly locked down because of their proximity to the incident.

According to a Facebook post on the school district’s page, students were able to go home via their normal routes at 2:50 p.m.

Chief Sanders says a man has been arrested and will be charged with at least one felony; the man’s name has not yet been released.

He says there is no danger to the public.

The Lewis & Clark County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the call.

No other details have been released at this point; we will update you as we get more information.

  • Reported by Evelyn Schultz


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