After an 8-hour standoff off with Meridian SWAT officers on Thursday, police deployed pepper spray around 3:30 p.m. to get Scott Edwin Buss to surrender.
Buss, 30, is accused of trying to strangle his ex-girlfriend and threatening her with a knife while her 4-year-old son was present, Meridian Deputy Chief Tracy Basterrechea said. She called police around 6:45 a.m. Thursday.
The standoff with SWAT officers began around 7:30 a.m. in the area of the 1800 block of Overland near Millennium Way after the woman called police and the suspect barricaded himself in the woman’s apartment. Police say the suspect then went through the attic to an adjoining apartment, where he reportedly had access to firearms.
The woman, 25, told police Buss forced his way into her apartment about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, battered her and would not allow her to leave with her child until just before she called police, Basterrechea said.
He was booked into Ada County Jail on two counts of aggravated assault and resisting and obstructing officers.
Buss was uninjured in the altercation.