Seven-Hour Standoff At Boise Motel Ends With Tear Gas, Arrest

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Dimas Narvaiz, 26, is charged with attempted strangulation.

A seven-hour standoff ended late Thursday night with a Boise man facing a felony charge of attempted strangulation, with more charges being likely.

The suspect, 26-year-old Dimas Narvaiz, was previously arrested by Boise Police on Feb. 2 and charged with aggravated assault after allegedly threatening another man with a handgun.

Boise Police responded to a call at a motel on the 8000 block of West Overland late Thursday afternoon. That's where they said a violent domestic incident had occurred in a first floor motel room. When officers arrived, a female victim was safely out of the room, but a male suspect was reportedly armed inside the room.

Law enforcement said the suspect immediately began threatening to harm himself and even requested officers to use their weapons on him. Instead, crisis negotiators spent the better part of the next seven hours trying to talk the suspect out of the motel room. Several SWAT officers were also called to the scene.

Several people were asked to leave the motel during the standoff.

Eventually, officers broke a window to the room and deployed tear gas. The suspect surrendered about 20 minutes later. The suspect also had a dog in the room during the incident. The dog was uninjured and captured safely by Ada County Animal Control.

The suspect was taken to a nearby hospital for medical evaluation. An investigation is ongoing.

Narvaiz is charged with attempted strangulation, and additional charges are likely.

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