BPD takes barricaded suspect into custody after several hours of attempted negotiations

February 25, 2021

Arrested: Matthew Mcintosh, 33, Boise

Charges: Fugitive to Idaho (F)

Around 2:00pm on Feb. 24, 2021, Boise Police responded to the 6400 block of W. Kirkwood to check for a wanted suspect. Officers confirmed the suspect, Matthew Mcintosh, was in the home and had an active warrant for his arrest from South Carolina. The suspect was known to have a violent history and was wanted in connection to a felony charge. Around 4:00pm, after multiple attempts to contact the suspect, additional police resources were called to the scene to help secure the area and safely contact the subject. Negotiators attempted to talk to the suspect but he would not cooperate. After several hours of attempting to convince the suspect to surrender, officers gave multiple warnings that they would break a window and deploy OC and CS gas into the residence. The suspect still refused to exit and officers were forced to deploy the gas into the residence. A specialized team of officers, trained in the tools and tactics needed to safely take barricaded suspects into custody, entered the home along with a police K9. Officers found the suspect in the crawl space. The suspect continued to refused to surrender and a police K9 was used to take the suspect into custody around 2:00am. The suspect was taken to the hospital for evaluation before being booked into the Ada County Jail.

There was no one else in the home during the incident. There were three dogs in the home and they were not injured. The Code Red community notification system was used to notify residents in the area about the incident. You can sign up to receive Code Red alerts in Ada County here https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/BF01DC4DD213?isMobile=true

“Our specialized team of officers used a number of different tactics to ensure the suspect could surrender peacefully before deploying any additional tools.” said Captain Matt Jones. “There was a large police presence in this neighborhood last night and we want to thank the residents who were impacted for their patience and understanding as we worked to safely take the suspect into custody.”

For more information about our Crisis Negotiation Team, K-9 unit and Special Operations Unit please visit https://www.cityofboise.org/departments/police/specialty-positions/

Contact: Boise Police Media Relations

(208) 570-6180 | BPDMedialine@cityofboise.org

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