Possible MT sighting of Idaho kidnapping suspect not likely

Possible MT sighting of Idaho kidnapping suspect not likely

Possible MT sighting of Idaho kidnapping suspect not likely

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by KREM.com & Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on December 5, 2012 at 9:42 AM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 5 at 1:01 PM

UPDATE: Police now say a possible sighting of a shooting and kidnapping suspect likely didn't happen.

People at a Billings, Mont. homeless shelter told police they spotted a man matching Mitchell Walck's description.

Police now say the source of this tip is not credible. They don't plan to pursue this tip any further.

Read the previous story below:

  BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Staff members at a homeless shelter in Billings called police after a man matching the description of an Idaho kidnapping suspect arrived at the shelter for dinner.


   The Billings Gazette reports that the man was gone when police arrived at the Montana Rescue Mission Tuesday evening.


   Regional law enforcement officers and the FBI are searching for 57-year-old Mitchell Lee Walck after a Rathdrum, Idaho woman reported she was kidnapped from her home at gunpoint and driven to Glendive, where she was released unharmed. The man took her car.


   Officers in Rathdrum believe the kidnapper is the same man who shot at an Idaho State Police trooper who tried to make a traffic stop. Officials say he should be considered armed and dangerous.

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