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UPDATE: West Yellowstone shooting suspect in custody

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WEST YELLOWSTONE, Montana — The Gallatin County Montana Sheriff’s Office says they located and arrested the suspect in a shooting investigation.

Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin said in a news release Tuesday deputies arrested Brian J. Marks, 47, from Belgrade Montana on Monday.

Marks is being held in the Gallatin County Detention Center on three felony counts of assault with a weapon and felony robbery.

KBZK Montana reported that Marks lives in Belgrade for seasonal work, is not supposed to have a weapon and has an ongoing order of protection in another state.

The news station also said the U.S. Marine veteran is being held on $50,000 bail and must wear an ankle monitor if released.

Additional details of the alleged shooting were not immediately available.

ORIGIONAL STORY

WEST YELLOWSTONE, Montana — The Gallatin County Montana Sheriff’s Office continues to look for an armed and dangerous shooting suspect following an incident Saturday.

The Sheriff’s Office reports that around 4:30 p.m., people reported being shot at in the Whisky Bay area north of West Yellowstone, Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin said in a news release. Since the initial report, eight agencies with over 40 personnel have searched for the suspect.

The victims reported the man was in his late 30s or early 40s and he pointed a handgun at them before shooting multiple times into the ground. The suspect has not been identified.

Witnesses last reported seeing the man driving a silver Toyota pickup with Texas plates.

Gootkin said if anyone sees the truck or the man to call 911 immediately and not to attempt to talk with the man since he is considered armed and dangerous.

EastIdahoNews.com will update this story as more information is available.

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