Suspect dies, ranger injured in Yellowstone National Park shootout

Yellowstone National Park rangers were involved in a shootout overnight Wednesday that left one man dead and at least one ranger injured.

The unidentified man had been reported as acting in a threatening manner while carrying a firearm at Canyon Village near the center of the park.

When law-enforcement rangers arrived, there was an exchange of gunfire, the park stated in a news release.

The “subject” was declared dead early Thursday and at least one ranger was reported to be in stable condition at a regional hospital.

The Canyon Village area remains closed to the public while the FBI and National Park Service agents conduct an investigation. As of mid-morning Thursday, there were no active threats in the park.

The park stated that “no additional information is available at this time.”

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Story originally appeared on For The Win