Boise man arrested after waving gun at off-duty police officer
Boise Police received the report of a suspect brandishing a weapon on the connector near Franklin on Friday, around 4:30 p.m.
The victim, an off duty Boise Police officer, tells responding officers that Matthew Allison, 22 of Boise, was passing him in his private vehicle, when the Allison produced a handgun. The officer told police he waved the handgun in a threatening manner. He says Allison pointed the handgun in his direction and then immediately took off, accelerating at a high rate of speed.
The off-duty officer followed the the car, relaying information to on duty police officers. Allison continued to drive at a high rate of speed, changing lanes and driving erratically. On duty officers in marked patrol units conducted a high risk traffic stop in a parking lot at 23rd and Fairview.
Officers recovered the handgun used in the incident along with a knife Allison had concealed on his person. A check through Ada County Dispatch indicated Allison was currently suspended from driving. He charged with Felony Aggravated Assault, Reckless Driving, Driving Without Privileges, Carrying a Concealed Weapon.