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ISP Press Release
October 28th, 2019
Earlier this morning, officers from the Valley County Sheriff’s office responded to the Pine Wood Motel to contact a male suspect at the motel believed to be a fugitive from Washington State. The suspect briefly opened the door and displayed a weapon. Concerned for the safety of people nearby, the sheriff’s deputies set up a perimeter and evacuated people near the motel.
At approximately 1:10 am, the Valley County Sheriff’s Office contacted the Idaho State Police Swat Team for assistance with a barricaded subject at the Pine Wood Motel in Cascade.
When the ISP Swat Team arrived on the scene, the suspect was still inside the motel with a weapon and holding a female hostage. The ISP Swat team negotiated with the suspect for several hours in an attempt to resolve the incident without injuries. After several hours, the female was released.
ISP continued negotiating with the suspect by phone. ISP Swat Team members used a gas irritant in an attempt to get the suspect to leave the room. When the suspect did not come out, ISP Swat Officers opened the door into the motel room to continue the negotiation process. ISP Swat Officers heard several shots being fired by the subject. No ISP Swat Officers returned fire at the subject. After a period of time, the ISP Swat Team entered into the room and located the suspect who was dead from self-inflicted injuries.
We are not releasing any additional information at this time, pending notification of next of kin.