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Sangrey arrested after brief standoff with police

James Joseph Sangrey was arrested on Tuesday afternoon after a high-risk search warrant resulted in a brief standoff with police officers in Great Falls.

The Great Falls Police Department said the incident began just after 1 p.m. when officers along with the High-Risk Unit, U.S. Marshals, the Violent Offenders Task Force, and a helicopter from Homeland Security were searching for Sangrey, who was wanted on a warrant.

Law enforcement learned he was inside a home near 11th Avenue South and 18th Street. Sangrey was taken peacefully into custody around 2:30 p.m. after a standoff.

According to the Montana Department of Corrections, Sangrey has criminal convictions in Cascade County for criminal endangerment and criminal possession of dangerous drugs.

No one was injured during the incident.

We will update you with any new information.

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