In an alarming incident earlier this morning, Boise Police arrested a 63-year-old man after responding to a call for service at a local hotel on W. Elder Street. The charges against the man, identified as Santiago Prieto, include 3 counts of Aggravated Assault and Unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to the press release from the Boise Police Department.

The situation unfolded around 4:20am when Ada County Paramedics, responding to the initial call, heard a gunshot from a hotel room — Prieto's hotel room.

Boise Police quickly arrived at the scene and, as officers were setting up in the parking lot, the suspect fired the weapon two more times, with one of those shots being aimed in the direction of 3 police officers.

Boise Police Captain Jim Quackenbush commended the officers for their exemplary handling of the situation, stating, "Our officers did an excellent job isolating and containing the situation and using appropriate tools and tactics to safely resolve this incident."

Officers identified Prieto and were actively communicating with him through an open hotel window. For additional support, other law enforcement responders arrived including Idaho State Police and the Ada County Sheriff’s Office. The suspect was eventually persuaded to exit the room without the weapon, and he was safely taken into custody just before 5:45 am.

Thankfully, there were no hotel guests near Prieto's room and no one was injured during this incident. This information is from the official press release provided by the Boise Police Department.

Celebrities Who Were Murdered

It's shocking to hear when one of your fave actors, musicians or models is murdered. In fact, many of them still haunt us to this day. Below, discover 25 who were killed.

Gallery Credit: Natasha Reda

10 Things Guaranteed to Give Boise Drivers Road Rage

Beloved Idaho Celebrity Named On Epstein List

When faced with distressing news about a celebrity we've loved both on and off the screen, it can be an emotional journey.

Surprising news regarding an iconic celebrity and long-time Idaho resident has left Idahoans in a state of shock and heartbreak.

Gallery Credit: Ryan Antoinette Valenzuela

Top 10 Least Reliable Vehicles in Idaho 2023

This is a list of America's least reliable vehicles of 2023, according to consumer reports. Reliability is scored from 1 to 100, with 100 being the best.

Gallery Credit: Parker Kane

More From 107.9 LITE FM