UPDATE: Butte standoff ends, suspect in custody

Sheriff Ed Lester sent out the following update Sunday evening:

"The incident on Mercury Street has ended. The male adult fugitive has been taken into custody by Butte SWAT. No one was injured during the incident."

More information will be released tomorrow.


Sheriff Ed Lester sent out the following alert:

"Butte Silver-Bow SWAT Team is currently involved in an operation on the 400 block of West Mercury Street in Butte.

A wanted fugitive has barracaded himself inside a residence.

The SWAT team is attempting to arrest the male subject.

Officers are trying to negotiate with the individual at this time. The incident has been active for approximately three hours.

Residents are asked to stay out of the area.

Further information will be released as it becomes available."

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