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Man arrested after overnight Nampa stand-off

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Posted at 2:47 PM, Nov 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-29 16:49:10-05

Nampa Police have arrested a man after an overnight stand-off that lasted several hours.  
About 9 p.m. Tuesday, officers were dispatched to a reported shooting in a house in the 1600 block of West Lava Avenue. “It was reported that someone had been shot at that location,” said Nampa Police Sgt. Tim Riha.  

Officers learned a 37-year-old man had fled the home. “He had some minor injuries to his hand that were not caused by a firearm. He advised that the male inside of the residence had threatened him with a firearm, and had shot the gun inside of the home. While officers were on scene, they heard gunshots coming from inside the residence,” Riha explained.  

The Nampa Police Special Operations Group responded to the area. Nampa Police Tactical Response Team officers secured the outside of the home and officers told several neighbors to evacuate. 

Negotiators contacted the man inside – who was later identified as Sammie Hurlbut, 61. “Gunshots from within the residence continued to be heard during this time. It did not appear that Hurlbut was firing at officers, but nobody else was inside of the residence,” said Riha. 

Shortly after 1 a.m., Hurlbut agreed to come out of the house peacefully. Officers arrested him without incident.

He was taken to a local hospital, treated for non-life-threatening injuries, then was booked into the Canyon County Jail. 

Hurlbut was charged with felony aggravated assault, a felony, and a misdemeanor of discharging a firearm within the city limits.  

Police say Hurlbut was involved in a similar incident on March 3 of last year in the 1400 block of West Lava Avenue. “At that time, he had been shooting his firearm in the backyard of a residence. He was charged with exhibition or use of a deadly weapon for that incident,” Riha said.