Law Enforcement Responds to False Report of Shooting in Manhattan

For immediate release: Dec. 9, 2022

At approximately 10 AM on Friday, Dec. 9, Gallatin County 911 received a report of an active shooter at the Manhattan Library next to the school. Units immediately responded and were on scene within minutes.
Upon investigation, this appears to be a “swatting” incident, which is a false emergency report to law enforcement to garner a response. Everyone is safe at this time.
Multiple cities in Montana received a similar phone call at the same time. There are no known threats to the community and there is no need to respond to the school. Multiple agencies remain on scene and are continuing to investigate these events.
We will release further information when it becomes available.
Gallatin County Sheriff Dan Springer and Manhattan Police will be available for the media today at 12 PM at the Manhattan Police Department, located at 207 S. 6th St. in Manhattan.

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