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UPDATE: Meridian Police say suspect in custody

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Posted at 1:05 PM, Mar 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-30 17:43:50-04

UPDATE: 3:40 p.m.

Meridian Police tell 6 On Your Side they have the standoff suspect in custody. We will update this story as more details become available. 

Original Story

Meridian Police have evacuated several residents in the vicinity of Millennium Way and Overland Roads, where a man has barricaded himself in an apartment -– a man police say now has “access to firearms.”

Police were initially contacted by the victim, a twenty-five year-old female around 6:45 a.m.  Thursday. The victim stated Scott Edwin Buss, 30, her ex-boyfriend, arrived and her apartment around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night and forced his way in.

“Buss attempted to strangle the victim, threatened her with a knife, and would not allow her to leave.  The victim’s four-year-old son was also present during the assault,” said Meridian Police Deputy Chief Tracy Basterrechea.

“The victim eventually convinced Buss to allow her to leave with her child,” he added.

The victim then contacted the Meridian Police Department.

“Buss barricaded himself in the victim’s apartment, then went through the attic and barricaded himself into the neighboring apartment. Once Buss gained entry into the second apartment he has access to firearms,” said Basterrechea.

Police have evacuated the surrounding apartments.

The apartment complex is near Mountain View High School, however the school is on spring break.

We will bring you updates as soon as more information is available.