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Standoff near downtown Kalispell ends with arrest

by DERRICK PERKINS
Daily Inter Lake | November 7, 2022 9:05 AM

A 45-year-old man is in custody after a standoff with local law enforcement near downtown Kalispell on Monday morning.

Authorities arrested Jason Junkin of Kalispell about 9 a.m. and transported him to the county jail. He is being held on a single felony assault with a weapon count.

Officials with the Kalispell Police Department said the standoff began after officers responded to a call on the 400 block of First Avenue West about 2:09 a.m. Upon contact with law enforcement, Junkin allegedly barricaded himself in his home.

Officials said the regional SWAT arrived on scene about 6 a.m. They and city police were assisted by the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office, Whitefish Police Department and Polson Police Department. For several hours authorities urged commuters to reroute around the scene.

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