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Wanted man arrested after 2-hour standoff

Blackfoot Police arrested a 26-year-old Blackfoot man after a two-hour standoff Wednesday.

Police responded to the 1600 block of Camas Street in reference to a wanted subject around 12:30 p.m.

Officers identified Niko Georgette and confirmed a no bond warrant for aggravated assault, witness intimidation, burglary and possession of marijuana.

Georgette refused to come out of the apartment and was suspected of having a weapon.

A total of seven other apartments were evacuated while verbal negotiations ensued.

Bingham County Sheriff’s Office officers immediately responded to the scene to assist.

After approximately two hours of talking with Georgette, he surrendered to officers without incident.

Georgette is being held on the no bond warrant, resisting and obstructing and possession of methamphetamine.

Police say Georgette was in possession of an air pistol.

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