According to the Ada County Sheriff’s Office, a man from Boise has been charged with felonies after threatening teenagers at an Eagle gym and damaging property. The 21-year-old suspect was also charged with resisting or obstructing officers, a misdemeanor offense. Following his arrest, he attempted to bite a deputy. Currently, he is being held at the Ada County Jail.
The incident occurred on Sunday afternoon when the man began behaving strangely and harassing two teenagers who were working out at a gym on S. Eagle Road. A bystander intervened and asked the man to leave the teenagers alone. In response, the bystander and the teens barricaded themselves inside an exercise room using kettle bells to prevent the man from entering. Witnesses reported that the man became enraged and attempted to exit the gym through the front door but fell backward when it remained closed. Frustrated, he retrieved a “large knife” from his waistband and used it to break a window near the entrance.
Eagle police received a 911 call and promptly responded to the scene. After searching for approximately 30 minutes, they located the suspect behind a nearby restaurant on East State Street. The man was found concealing the knife underneath his sweatshirt. Subsequently, he was transported to the Ada County Jail in a patrol car. However, during the journey, he attempted to escape and even tried to bite one of the deputies on the arm.
The incident caused a significant law enforcement presence in downtown Eagle and the surrounding shopping area. The Eagle Police force operates under a contract with the Ada County Sheriff’s Office.
In other news, a Boise homeowner successfully held a man at gunpoint, leading to his arrest. Additionally, a Boise man has been found guilty of stalking a woman, and detectives suspect there may be additional victims. Moreover, a judge is expected to issue a new warrant for Ammon Bundy and set a $250,000 bond for contempt charges.