Sunday, September 21, 2014

Military Hardware Rolled Out in Eastern Idaho Standoff

Posted By on Sun, Sep 21, 2014 at 11:00 AM

They're commonly known as MRAPs—mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles. And Eastern Idaho law enforcement rolled out the heavy equipment Saturday during an all-day standoff on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation.

The incident began in the early morning hours of Sept. 20 after there were reports of shots fired inside a house and a man, Ray Broncho, barricading himself inside the home, triggering an evacuation of the neighborhood. The Fort Hall Emergency Operations Center was activated before dawn, and the FBI, Fort Hall Police and Shoshone Bannock tribal authorities all participated in the action.

KPVI-TV reports that at one point during the standoff, Broncho allegedly fired shots from inside the home.

Not many details have been released, but 18 hours after the standoff began, Broncho surrendered to authorities Saturday night.

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