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Boise Police use gas to force wanted man out of apartment

Police do not believe there is any threat to the public but residents of the apartments were evacuated as a precaution.
Credit: Ada County Jail
Nicholas Gloth, 37, of Boise, faces several charges after an hours-long standoff with Boise PD on Friday, July 24.

BOISE, Idaho — Update: The man was identified as 37-year-old Nicholas Gloth of Boise.

A man was arrested Friday evening after an hours-long standoff at an apartment complex in Boise.

Boise Police say at about 2:30 p.m. Friday officers were able to make contact with a suspect as he stood on the balcony of a second-story apartment. 

Officials said police knew the man had access to guns and made threats to a victim on Friday.

A Crisis Negotiation Team was deployed to get the man out of the apartment peacefully. However, after a while of talking with the man, Boise PD’s Special Operations Unit was gearing up to force the man out.

Boise PD says officers told the man to get out of the apartment and gave him a copy of the warrant. When he refused to turn himself over, police warned him that they would break one of the windows and deploy OC and CS gas into the apartment.

When the man continued to refuse to leave the apartment, police used the gas, forcing the man to exit the apartment and surrender. Police say the man was taken into custody at about 6:30 p.m.

Officials did not identify the man. He will soon be booked into the Ada County Jail.

He is charged with felony intimidation of a state’s witness, felony attempted arson of an occupied residence and misdemeanor protection order violation, according to police.

The standoff was at an apartment complex off of Allumbaugh Street and Barrister Driver, just blocks north of Bishop Kelly High School.

Police did not believe there is any threat to the public but residents of the apartments were evacuated as a precaution.

This is a developing story and this article will be updated as further information is made available.

Credit: KTVB

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