BOISE, Idaho — UPDATE (2/25): Boise Police say the suspect, Matthew Mcintosh, 33, of Boise is now in custody. A news release says officers confirmed Mcintosh was in a home on W. Kirkwood and had an active warrant for his arrest from South Carolina.
Police say Mcintosh was known to have a violent history and was wanted in connection to a felony charge. Around 4 p.m., after multiple contact attempts, additional resources were called to help secure the area and safely contact Mcintosh. Negotiations continued, but Mcintosh would not cooperate, according to the release.
After several hours trying to convince him to surrender, officers gave multiple warnings that they would break a window and deploy OC and CS gas into the home, according to the release. Police say Mcintosh refused to leave the home and officers deployed the gas.
A specialized team of officers, trained in the tools and tactics needed to safely take barricaded suspects into custody, entered the home with a police K9. The release says Mcintosh was found in the crawl space and continued to refuse to surrender. The k9 was used to take him into custody around 2 a.m. Thursday. He was taken to the hospital before being booked into the Ada County Jail.
Police say there was no one else in the home during the incident. There were three dogs and they were not injured.
“Our specialized team of officers used a number of different tactics to ensure the suspect could surrender peacefully before deploying any additional tools,” said Captain Matt Jones. “There was a large police presence in this neighborhood last night and we want to thank the residents who were impacted for their patience and understanding as we worked to safely take the suspect into custody.”
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ORIGINAL STORY: Police closed off part of a Boise road after a suspect on an out-of-state warrant is refusing to come out of a residence in the area.
The suspect refused to leave a residence in the 6000 block of W. Kirkwood when officers were attempting to serve a warrant around 4 p.m., according to BPD spokeswoman Hayley Williams.
The road near the residence is closed down and those in the area are asked to shelter in place, Williams said.
At 4pm officers responded to the 6000 blk of Kirkwood and are attempting to negotiate with a suspect wanted on an out of state warrant. There are no threats to the public. Officers closed W. Kirkwood to secure the scene. Those in the immediate area are asked to shelter in place.— Boise PD (@BoisePD) February 25, 2021
Williams said officers are taking precautions, but did not clarify if the suspect is considered dangerous at this point.