SWAT team deploys tear gas to force man out of motel room
BOISE, ID -- Boise Police officers took a man into custody after a seven-hour standoff at a local motel.
Police were called to the Howard Johnson Inn on the 8000 block of W. Overland Rd at 3:20 p.m.
Police tell KBOI they were responding to a violent domestic incident that was happening in a room on the first floor. When officers arrived, the female victim was safely out of the room.
But, police say the male suspect, 26-year-old Dimas Robert Narvaiz, was still inside. Officers received conflicting reports as to whether the suspect was armed.
Police say Narvaiz immediately began threatening to harm himself and also asked officers to use their weapons against him.
Instead, officers tried to talk him peacefully out of the room. Soon, patrol officers called in the team of expert crisis negotiators to continue to try and talk him out.
Several SWAT officers were also called out as a precaution. While the negotiations were ongoing, several people were asked to leave the motel.
At approximately 10:10 p.m., officers broke a window to the room, then deployed tear gas.
The suspect surrendered at 10:31 p.m.
He was taken by paramedics to a nearby hospital for medical evaluation.
The investigation is ongoing.