Butte Police Officer Wounded in Standoff
BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — Butte authorities say an officer was wounded during a standoff after a man fired a high-caliber rifle through a wall.
The Associated Press reports the standoff began Monday when dispatcher received a call about a suicidal man in a home.
Sheriff Ed Lester says shrapnel or bullet fragments hit the officer in the bicep after the bullet went through the wall of the house and a garage where the officer was positioned.
Lester did not name the officer, who was treated and released from a hospital.
The 38-year-old man surrendered following nearly three hours of negotiations.
Lester did not release his name.
The sheriff says the man was being treated for a self-inflicted knife wound to his abdomen and charges were expected to be filed Tuesday.