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Police arrest Idaho man suspected of attempted murder

Danny Edwin Thompson, 55, was arrested on Wednesday in Ada County.
Credit: Ada County Sheriff's Office
Danny Edwin Thompson, 55, was arrested Wednesday, for attempted murder and for being in possession of a firearm as a felon.

BOISE, Idaho — An Idaho man wanted for attempted murder was arrested by police Thursday, and booked into the Ada County Jail.

Danny Edwin Thompson, 55, was arrested on charges of attempted murder and for possession of a firearm as a felon, according to the Ada County Jail. 

According to Scott Turner with the Boise County Sheriff's Office, Thompson went to a family member's residence and got into an argument with them. The situation escalated and Thompson reportedly pulled out a firearm and began shooting at the family member.

The family member was able to get away from Thompson and go to a neighbor's house to report the incident to authorities. Thompson left the scene but was later found and arrested by U.S. Marshalls.

Earlier this week, the Boise County Sheriff's Office issued a news release about deputies attempting to locate Thompson on a warrant for attempted first-degree murder. The sheriff's office described Thompson as being "extremely dangerous".

Thompson's arrest was made possible through cooperative efforts from the U.S. Marshals, Boise Police, and Ada County Sheriff's Office.  

Thanks to everyone for all the tips on the location of Danny Thompson. He was arrested today with cooperation from the...

Posted by Boise County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, August 31, 2022

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