Man threatens victim with knife at Boise home, police said

July 10, 2013 

— A Boise man was arrested on a felony charge for the second time in two days Tuesday night, after allegedly hitting another man and threatening him with a knife.

Police said Sean Anthony Nihill, who was a guest in the victim's house, had been drinking before he attacked the victim. The 38-year-old suspect allegedly became angry with the other man, and struck him in the chest.

Nihill then straddled the victim on the floor, holding a knife, police said. The man later told police that Nihill threatened him with the weapon.

The victim was able to get out of the house and call police.

Officers responding to the home, located near Cole Road and Fairview Avenue, found Nihill sleeping on the front lawn of the house. He appeared to be very intoxicated at the time, police said. Nihill was taken to a local hospital for evaluation, then booked into the Ada County Jail.

He faces a felony aggravated assault charge and a misdemeanor battery charge.

Nihill also has a felony charge pending from an arrest after a Monday morning fight outside a Boise bar, police said. Officers took the intoxicated man to a local medical facility to be checked out.

While there, Nihill began kicking one of the officers, police said. He was charged with felony battery on an officer.

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