Eastern Idaho Standoff Ends With Suspect Taken to Mental Health Facility

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Eastern Idaho law enforcement spent the better part of Thursday in a standoff with a Blackfoot man but the incident ended peacefully.

Blackfoot Police were called to the intersection of West Alice and Northeast Main streets early Thursday morning. That's where law enforcement had tried to contact Scott Phillips regarding multiple outstanding warrants for his arrest. Phillips ran into a business on Northeast Main Street where he was employed as a sales and marketing manager and barricaded himself inside.

Law enforcement from throughout the region responded to the scene included the Southeast Idaho SWAT Team. Police closed off roads for several blocks in the area, and 10 hours later, Phillips exited the business with arms stretched in the air.

Police confirmed that Phillips was armed but no shots were fired.

Phillips had been previously charged with DUI, several traffic citations and felony malicious injury to property.

Police also confirmed that Phillips had tried to harm himself during the standoff and was transported to a behavioral health facility after the incident.


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