Arrested: Nickolous Mcmanus, 41, Boise
Charges: Assault or Battery upon certain personnel (F) -2 counts, Resisting or obstructing officers (m) - 2 counts, Probation violation, Failure to appear (m)
Around 3:30 Sunday afternoon, Boise Police officers responded to multiple calls about a suspicious subject and vandalism in progress. The suspect was reported to be acting erratic, breaking sprinklers and damaging a fence and mailbox as well as hitting cars with rocks and sticks. Another caller stated the man was carrying a metal pipe. The first officer on scene located the suspect near 18th and Franklin and confronted the suspect, who was carrying a metal pipe. The pipe was about one inch thick and 3 to 4 feet long. The suspect refused to cooperate with the officer and put down the pipe. His behavior was becoming increasingly aggressive and threatening. A second officer with a K9 arrived on scene and after additional attempts to de-escalate and resolve the situation, the K9 was deployed to help take the suspect into custody. The distance between the suspect and the officers was too far to safely use other less-lethal tools. The suspect struck the K9 with the pipe and then took off running down Franklin toward nearby businesses. The K9 handler called the K9 back and officers quickly followed the suspect, continuing to give him commands to stop and put down the pipe. The K9 was deployed again allowing officers to take the suspect into custody. The suspect, Nicholas Mcmanus was booked into the Ada County Jail on the listed charges. Additional charges are pending.
K9 Rico was treated for minor injuries including a concussion and released to his handler for rest and recovery.