Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Saturday, January 12, 2019

Officers respond to a report of a man with a gun

Arrested: Andrew Middleton, 28, Boise

Charges: FTA Warrant (F), Providing false information to police (m), Disturbing the peace (m)

At 2:47 p.m. Boise Police were called to a business on the 3500 block of Federal Way.  A man in the bathroom of the business was yelling at people to stay back and he claimed to have a gun.  Officers quickly arrived on scene and made contact with the suspect.  The store was evacuated while officers communicated with the suspect, who was initially uncooperative. A short time later officers were able to take the suspect into custody and secure the scene.  The suspect was identified as Andrew Middleton and officers did not located a weapon.  Middleton was taken to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above charges. 


Previously released on Twitter 

Officers were called to the 3500 block of W. Federal Way. due to a suspect in a bathroom who claimed to have a weapon. The store was evacuated and officers took the suspect into custody. He did not have a weapon. The investigation is ongoing and the scene is secure.