Man arrested after pacing in street with knife

Posted at 2:25 PM, Feb 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-16 16:32:03-05

Boise Police officers have arrested a man accused of acting erratically in an intersection with a knife concealed in his waistband.

BPD responded to the intersection of North 14th Street and West Jefferson Street at 12:21 a.m. on Monday February 15th, and found a man pacing back and forth in the middle of the street.

The man “appeared to be agitated and confused,” according to a BPD statement.

Officers attempted to talk to the man who appeared to be under the influence of illegal substances when they noticed he had a large knife concealed in his waistband, which he reached for multiple times.

After refusing to come out of the street, BPD coaxed the man to the sidewalk.

When officers tried to arrest the man and search him, he resisted before being fully detained.

Officers charged the suspect, identified as Leandro T. Lopez of Boise, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (F), probation violation (F), possession of a concealed weapon without a license (m), public intoxication (m) and resisting or obstructing officers (m).