Suspect who spurred evacuation of Boise motel found dead

Police believe the man died of a drug overdose.

BOISE -- A wanted man who drew a SWAT team to a motel near the Boise Airport Friday morning has been found dead inside his motel room, Boise Police confirmed.

The man died of a suspected drug overdose, according to police. His name has not been released.

Multiple officers, the SWAT team, and Boise Police's armored vehicle descended on the Motel 6 at 2323 Airport Way at about 5 a.m. to take the man into custody.

The motel was evacuated as a precaution because police believed the man was armed.

Boise Police spokeswoman Haley Williams said the man was wanted on a parole warrant. It's not clear whether he died before police arrived, or after.

Police have cleared the scene, and motel employees and guests have been allowed back inside. The Ada County Coroner's Office will release the man's identity and cause of death after their investigation.

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