Police: Boise man arrested after pulling gun on officers

Police: Boise man arrested after pulling gun on officers

Credit: Ada County Jail

Police: Boise man arrested after pulling gun on officers

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on July 21, 2013 at 3:24 PM

BOISE -- A 55-year-old Boise man who police say pulled a gun in an apparent attempt to shoot two police officers investigating a report of domestic violence has been taken into custody.

Police say James N. Twitchell faces a felony attempted murder charge, a felony charge of battery on a law enforcement officer, and a misdemeanor charge of domestic assault.

Police say officers went to a home about 7:30 p.m. Saturday and that Twitchell allowed the officers inside. Police say Twitchell then reached for a handgun from the top of an entertainment center and turned toward the officers.

Police say Twitchell was taken into custody after a struggle. While being treated at a hospital for injuries to his face sustained during the struggle, police say he kicked an officer in the chest.

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