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Meridian PD: Man in custody after three schools shelter in place

Rocky Mountain High School was one of three schools that sheltered in place while officers worked with a suicidal man nearby.

Meridian Police have arrested a man who prompted a shelter in place for three Meridian schools.

34-year-old Mitchell Gushwa was arrested for two counts of aggravated assault against two police officers. Officers say they arrested him at his home on West Tida Street, which is south of Rocky Mountain High School.

The Meridian Police Department says officers were investigating a suicidal subject call with Gushwa when he revved the engine of his 2015 Nissan X-Terra. Investigators say he drove at two officers before going inside of his home.

Officers arrested Gushwa around 2:30 after negotiations broke down and he tried to leave.

During the investigation, Rocky Mountain High School, Paramount Elementary School and Heritage Middle school sheltered in place as a precaution. Our news crews now say students are walking around the front of some of the schools.

The West Ada School District says students are expected to be released at the end of the regular school day.

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