Police end Nampa standoff with tear gas, man in custody

Police end Nampa standoff with tear gas
Posted at 4:53 PM, Sep 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-14 06:08:29-04

Police ended a standoff this afternoon by shooting tear gas through an attic window of a home, which prompted a Nampa man to surrender without further incident. No shots were fired during the standoff except for the tear gas.

Police say a call came in last night alerting them that 22-year-old Nampa resident Anthony Chastain was at a residence on 13th Avenue and 11th Street, reportedly in violation of his probation.  

They say they approached the house this morning with a warrant, but he did not surrender.

Six other people were reportedly in the house at the time and exited as events unfolded.

Police say they attempted to use loudspeakers to contact him, to no avail.

Eventually, police say, Chastain retreated to the attic. 

Police shot tear gas through the window. Chastain then retreated from the attic and surrendered to police at the back door of the apartment.

"I believe it was very successful," said Tim Riha, a Sergeant with Nampa Police Department. "We took a felon off the street. Obviously, someone was not following the conditions of his probation. And we were able to resolve it quickly using the equipment that we have available to us."