UPDATE: Meridian road rage suspect arrested

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Posted at 12:40 PM, Feb 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-06 19:25:43-05

MERIDIAN — UPDATE: Meridian Police thank public in helping identifying the suspect which led to an arrest on Wednesday.

Meridian Police have made an arrest from the road rage incident which occurred on Tuesday around 5:00 p.m.

According to Meridian police, once the suspect’s face was put out on social media and the local news outlets, police started receiving leads and the suspect quickly turned himself in to his probation and parole officer and Meridian Police.

Meridian Police booked the suspect, Walter Andersen, 36, of Meridian on the charge of misdemeanor Battery from yesterday’s incident and on a felony Agents Warrant from Idaho State Probation and Parole.

"Our community’s response to this incident was simply amazing. We would like to thank everyone for all of their help with this case", said Meridian Police statement.


Meridian Police are asking for public’s help to identify the suspect who battered a 50-year-old victim after a road rage incident on Tuesday.

Police said the suspect was involved in a road rage incident that occurred around 5 p.m. on February 5th, where he followed the victim to their house in the 3000 block of E. Congressional Dr and battered the victim.

The suspect was the passenger in a white or cream-colored Hyundai four-door sedan. After following the victim home, the suspect got out of the vehicle and began hitting the 50-year-old male victim in the face and head multiple times, said Meridian Police.

If you have any information regarding this case or if you know the identity of the suspect, please contact the Meridian Police Department at 208-888-6678.