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Update: Boise man in custody for aggravated battery after hourslong police search

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Top five offenses in Ada County were determined from the Idaho State Police's Uniform Crime Reporting data.
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Top five offenses in Ada County were determined from the Idaho State Police's Uniform Crime Reporting data.

A Boise man accused of aggravated battery is in police custody after local law enforcement asked for the public’s help in locating him, warning that anyone who recognized him should not approach him.

Chad Buchanan, 40, allegedly battered a victim early Sunday morning near Fairview Avenue and Liberty Street. The victim was someone who knows Buchanan, police said.

Buchanan was booked into the Ada County Jail around 5 p.m. According to the jail roster, he’s charged with felony attempted strangulation, two counts of felony aggravated battery and a misdemeanor charge for resisting arrest.

“Officers have been looking for Buchanan for several hours and have followed up on multiple leads but they have been unable to locate him,” Boise Police Department said in a news release shortly before 1 p.m.

An hour later, the department announced via Twitter that Buchanan was in custody.

Buchanan has no known address and may be homeless, police said. They also described him as “dangerous,” though it was not clear whether he was armed.

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