Bomb threat ends banquet in Dillon for trappers association | Local
The Montana Trappers Association said on Sunday it would not be intimidated by a bomb threat that prematurely ended the group’s banquet on Saturday night in Dillon. The association called the act that ended the banquet “domestic terrorism”.
The phone threat did not go directly to the Dillon Police Department, but after police were notified of the call around 8 p.m. officers responded to the banquet and evacuated the room, the chief of staff said. Dillon Police, Don Guiberson.
No one was hurt. Hours later, a bomb sniffer dog found no evidence of explosives.
Guiberson said he could not release the details of the appeal because it could jeopardize the investigation. He said the FBI offered to help.
The banquet, held at the Frontier Event Center, also included members of Furbearers Unlimited. Both groups support the trapping of animals ranging from beavers to wolves, a position that can provoke strong feelings in Montana.
A statement from the leaders and board of directors of the Montana Trappers Association said, “We will not be intimidated, shaken or silenced by those who attempt to harm or terrorize us because they do not agree with or accept these relevant rights. organization and we will pursue all legal avenues against those who may choose to inflict harm. “