Billings Man Arrested with Improvised Pipe Bomb, Knives

Incident started with reports of a gunshot in a grouping of mobile homes

By Molly Priddy

BILLINGS — Authorities have arrested a Billings man who they say was armed with knives and an improvised pipe bomb.

The Billings Gazette reports that the 33-year-old suspect has been jailed on suspicion of felony assault on a peace officer, resisting arrest and obstructing a peace officer.

The incident began Tuesday when police responded to a grouping of mobile homes on a report of shots fired. Sgt. Jason Gartner says arriving officers cleared the homes and didn’t find a gunshot victim.

Police then spotted the suspect nearby and chased after him when he ran away.

Gartner says officers approached the suspect and ordered him to drop the knives.

Officers then tackled the suspect as he reached into his pocket for what authorities later determined to be an improvised pipe bomb.


Information from: The Billings Gazette,

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