GFPD searching for person of interest in school bomb threat

On Feb. 10, a note was placed on a door at Whittier Elementary School.

The note, containing a bomb threat directed at multiple Great Falls’ schools, prompted a city-wide shut down of all Great Falls Public Schools, and most private schools.gfpd person of interest 2-10-208270665924482492079..jpg

While law enforcement officers from multiple 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 yielded a person of interest. We have reason to believe this person frequents the downtown area and we are asking for your help identifying him. The photos are of decent quality and show a very identifiable jacket we hope someone recognizes,” according to the Great Falls Police Department.

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 here. 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