Police dog finds Boise standoff suspect hiding in attic

BOISE -- A Boise man is in custody after an hours-long standoff in an east Boise neighborhood Thursday.

According to police, officers were called out to a home on Chester Lane at 1:45 a.m. for a report of a domestic incident involving a no-contact order. The victim was able to safely get out of the house before officers arrived.

The suspect, who was also wanted on several other warrants, refused to come out of the home. Police evacuated the other residents of the four-plex, and shut down Pennsylvania Street between Parkcenter Boulevard and Boise Avenue.

Two nearby daycares were also asked to shelter in place while the standoff was going on.

Boise Police's armored vehicle, Special Operations Unit and a K-9 police dog were called in to help. The Crisis Negotiation Team tried to coax the suspect out, but he continued to refuse.

At about 11:20 a.m., police made their way into the house. The police dog found the suspect hiding in the attic.

Shane Williams, 34, was taken into custody, and was booked into the Ada County Jail on a felony charge of stalking in the first degree, a felony burglary charge and three misdemeanor probation violation counts.

Pennsylvania Street has since been reopened.

“It’s always our goal to resolve these situations peacefully and we appreciate the nearby residents for their patience and cooperation,” Lt. Young said in a press release. “We also want to thank the many citizens who were inconvenienced by the road closure for their understanding.”

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