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"Person of interest" in Great Falls bomb threat

Posted at 2:46 PM, Feb 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-11 19:43:18-05

Early Monday morning, a note was placed on a door at Whittier Elementary School in Great Falls that contained a bomb threat directed at several Great Falls schools. A school employee found the note and reported it, which prompted a city-wide shut down of all Great Falls Public Schools and most private schools. While law enforcement officers from several agencies worked to inspect and clear every school in Great Falls, a simultaneous in-depth investigation was taking place.

During the investigation detectives discovered surveillance video that showed a person of interest. The Great Falls Police Department has reason to believe that this person frequents the downtown area and they are asking for help identifying him. The GFPD says that the photos are of decent quality and show a very identifiable jacket they hope someone recognizes.

If you have any information that may assist investigators in identifying this person or the person responsible for the threat, please call 406.455.8547, log on to, or leave a private message on the GFPD Facebook page . Tipsters may remain anonymous.


  • Light skinned male
  • 5’7” to 5’9” tall
  • Thin to medium build
  • Dark eyebrows
  • May have light or sparse facial hair
  • Smokes cigarettes
  • Wearing dark pants, dark beanie, and bright blue hoodie style jacket with wide white stripes down each arm and a white ¾ length zipper on the front