SRT and SWAT Teams Called to Apprehend Burglars Near the Wye
Two suspects are in custody after being apprehended early Wednesday morning having barricaded themselves inside a residence on Tucker Lake near the Wye.
Public Information Officer Jeannette Smith with the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office reported that the homeowner reported a security camera alert while they were out of town
Missoula County Sheriff’s Deputies entered through the garage and found two suspects who quickly barricaded themselves inside the home, refusing repeated orders to give themselves up.
The Missoula County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team (SRT) and City Police Department SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) along with personnel from Frenchtown Rural Fire began tactical operations in order to arrest the suspects.
Finally, at approximately 9:30 a.m. law enforcement officers took the two suspects into custody without incident and they were transported to the Missoula County Detention Facility.
The Sheriff’s Office thanked the homeowners who immediately contacted authorities about the break-in, along with the Montana National Guard, as it opened its nearby facilities and provided a secure location for the Incident Command Post.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing.