Crime

Update: One arrest made after Boise armed robbery leads to standoff

Boise police cars block Cole Road at West Victory Friday night after a reported armed robbery.
Boise police cars block Cole Road at West Victory Friday night after a reported armed robbery.

Boise Police Department on Friday arrested a suspect in an armed standoff following a report of a residential robbery, according to a BPD press release.

Police said they responded to the robbery report around 8 p.m. Friday on the 1900 block of Columbus. Shortly after, BPD officers and Ada County Sheriff’s deputies located a vehicle matching the description of the suspect’s vehicle near the intersection of Cole and Victory roads, the release said.

According to police, the driver of the car and one other suspect were taken into custody, while another passenger barricaded himself in the car with a handgun. Police tried to negotiate with the man, identified as Michael R. Osborn, for several hours, during which he attempted to hot wire the vehicle and flee, according to the release.

Officers used a police armored vehicle in an attempt to disable Osborn’s vehicle, prompting him to fire his weapon at the armored vehicle and in the direction of officers, said the release. No officers were injured.

Police fired “a non-lethal diversionary device” twice, and Osborn surrendered, officials said. Osborn had minor injuries and was evaluated at the hospital before being arrested. Police say he is expected to be charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, robbery, aggravated assault and intimidating a witness.

The incident and the armed robbery are still under investigation, BPD said.

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