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Billings Man Holds 5 Year-Old Son Hostage in a Bozeman Hotel Room

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The Bozeman Police Department has identified the man involved with Tuesday morning's standoff as 36 year old Kenneth Markee Jr. of Billings.

He is charged with criminal endangerment, a felony and is currently being held at the Gallatin County Detention Center. The investigation into what led to incident is ongoing at this point.

Negotiators successfully persuaded Markee who was holding his son hostage to surrender at about 7:15 this morning. The child has been taken to a safe location with authorities. 

Bozeman Police responded to the Microtel Inn at about 1:00 a.m. this morning. Initial reports say that a child caller told dispatch that he was scared and that there was a "bad guy" in the room.

When Officers arrived on scene they contacted Markee who was not compliant with officers and attempted to jump out a window before locking himself in the hotel room with his son. Bozeman Police Chief, Steve Crawford said it does appear that one shot was fired.

There were about 10 guest relocated within the hotel. They report hearing commotion at about 1:00 a.m.

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