Police are urging residents of Lincoln, Montana to shelter in place but they aren’t saying why. Local officials have not provided any details so there isn’t a lot known about the severity of the situation or it’s nature at this time.
Police say ‘remain indoors’
UPDATE: The Sheriff’s Office says “that they are dealing with a barricaded person west of Lincoln. Highway 200 remains closed west of Lincoln between mile markers 66 and 67.” Stay tuned for more details.
The Lewis & Clark County Sheriff’s Office “is asking some Lincoln residents to remain indoors due to a threat.” Police officials aren’t saying what that threat is though. Local news outlets are all reporting the same thing. “Residents near the 6300 block of Montana Highway 200 in Lincoln are being asked to shelter in place due to ongoing law enforcement operations.”
The advice from police is “Stay indoors and refrain from exiting your home until the sheriff has determined the situation is safe to do so,” That went out in a Facebook post from the Sheriff at 8:35 a.m. on Tuesday.
Police advise that “Montana Highway 200 has been closed to traffic between mile marker 66 and 67 due to a ‘known threat’ in the area, according to the agency.” They know the threat but aren’t telling the public a single thing about it. Whatever it is closed a full mile of highway.
As local outlets note, “we do not yet know the reason for the request, are working to find out, and will update you when we get more information.”