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Missoula Standoff Suspect Surrenders Tuesday Morning


Bail is set at $100,000 for the Missoula man who engaged in a stand-off with the Missoula SWAT Team Monday.

Jason Kirchner faces four felony counts including two counts of assault with a weapon, criminal endangerment and criminal mischief.

The nearly 21-hour standoff came to a close early Tuesday morning.

Missoula Police say the suspect surrendered around 3:30 a.m., and was taken into custody.

They say the woman inside the home with the suspect was also arrested on unrelated charges.

Police say the standoff began at about 6:30 a.m. on Monday, when they received a call the suspect had assaulted another Missoula man on Cooley Street.

A SWAT team and multiple Missoula and Kalispell police officers and Missoula County Sheriff's deputies worked through the night, negotiating with the suspect who refused to exit his trailer.

SWAT team members broke out a back window of the man's trailer, and threw a phone inside to communicate Monday afternoon. Eventually, police say the man threw that phone out of his trailer, and they were forced to send in a second phone.  

Police say the man fired one shot at an armored police vehicle Monday afternoon, and he fired multiple shots from his mobile home throughout the night.

Investigators say nobody was hurt during the incident.

Police say 12-15 homes in the area were evacuated, but all residents were able to return home sometime after 4 a.m.

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