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Woman in custody following standoff with Bonneville County deputies

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Brooke K. Blackford

AMMON, Idaho (KIDK/KIFI) - A woman is in custody following a standoff with Bonneville County Sheriff’s Deputies Friday evening.

It began at 12:00 p.m. Friday in the 1800 S. block of Cabellaro Drive when the Ammon Division responded to a domestic disturbance according to Sgt. Bryan Lovell.

Deputies spoke with a man and woman, later identified as 30-year-old Brooke K. Blackford. The two had been arguing. Deputies said Blackford was intoxicated and not cooperative. She asked them to leave her alone. Deputies made sure the parties were separated and cleared the scene.

Brooke K. Blackford

A short while later, the man called dispatch and reported Blackford had hit him and was making suicidal statements. As deputies returned to the residence, Blackford fired a 30.06 rifle from inside the home and out a window. Deputies began securing a perimeter and advising nearby residents and businesses to shelter in place.

The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team was activated and began attempting contact for negotiating with Blackburn. Many attempts were unsuccessful.

At approximately 6:30 p.m. Blackford came out of the residence and surrendered to deputies. Blackford was taken into custody pending charges relating to Domestic Battery and Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm.

Deputies obtained a search warrant for the residence and are continuing to investigate.

No injuries were reported as a result of Blackford firing the rifle out of the window.

The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office wishes to thank area residents and businesses who were displaced during the incident for their patience and understanding while deputies worked to keep the area as safe as possible.

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ORIGINAL STORY:

AMMON, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK)-Bonneville County authorities are on the scene of a standoff with a woman who is believed to be in possession of a weapon. 

The woman is believed to be the only one inside the house.  Deputies have blocked off the area to protect the public.

A SWAT team and negotiators are on the scene, near 17th Street and Caballero.  

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