Police incident ends in apparent suicide at Kalispell park

Posted at 3:01 PM, Apr 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-22 18:50:20-04


One man is dead after taking his own life during a short incident with police in a Kalispell park Friday afternoon.

Multiple agencies responded to Woodland Park for reports of an armed man who barricaded himself inside a vehicle.

Officers attempted negotiations with him, when Kalispell Police Patrol Captain Brett Corbett says a single shot was fired and a Special Reaction Team, or S.R.T., was brought in.

They found the man dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

“S.R.T. arrived on scene and was able to approach the vehicle, remove him from the vehicle. And began immediate lifesaving attempts on him. But ultimately, he did pass away,” Corbett said.

The man involved has not been identified, as officers continue to investigate.


KALISPELL – Kalispell police tell MTN News that a suicidal man barricaded himself in Woodland Park on Friday afternoon.

KPD says the man fired one shot, killing himself at the scene.

Law enforcement issued a safety notice at around 1:30 p.m. asking people to avoid the area.

-information from Maren Siu included in this report