Early-Morning Standoff In Coeur d’Alene Ends
The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office, Coeur d’Alene Police Department and Idaho State Police were in a standoff with a possible suicidal woman early Monday morning that ended without incident.
The standoff started sometime around 4:30 a.m. in the 1600 block of East Nedddleton Gulch Road on reports on two shots fired. Police shut down the portion of Neddleton Gulch between 17th Street and 15th Street, which is a major thoroughfare in Coeur d’Alene.
Central Dispatch in North Idaho reported the woman was threatening suicide from inside a home in that area following a domestic dispute. They could not confirm if he also had a gun or was considered dangerous to others, though witnesses reported seeing officers with their guns drawn. No other homes were evacuated in the area.
The standoff ended just before 7 a.m. when the woman was located near the house. She was taken without incident and was transported to Kootenai Medical Center for mental evaluation.
Charges are pending for firing a weapon in city limits and interruption of 911.
The firearm used has not been located and police think she may have hid it somewhere around her home. If it’s found, you’re askd to call 911.