Remote robot helps end CDA standoff with wanted fugitive

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on April 12, 2014 at 6:24 PM

Updated Sunday, Apr 13 at 2:03 PM

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho.--A standoff ended in Coeur d'Alene after several hours Saturday afternoon. SWAT was called to the scene, according to police.

The suspect, 21-year-old Nathan Todd Bussell, was wanted on a $75,000 felony warrant for aggravated battery. Police said Bussell was inside a home at 5th and Foster. He was taken into custody after police said they were on scene for several hours.

Coeur d'Alene Police said they responded to the home at 11:30 a.m. on the report of a fugitive residing there. Officers said they tried to make contact with Bussell.

Bussell was listed on April 8, 2014 as the North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force Fugitive of the week. Police said he had an outstanding warrant for aggravated battery.

Officers said they had information that Bussell was possibly armed and inside the house. they said Bussell refused to acknowledge commands made by police to surrender.

Officers said SWAT was contacted around 1:30 p.m. to help take Bussell into custody. SWAT officers entered the house after Bussell ignored commands, according to officials.

A remote robot was used during the standoff to enter the home and capture pictures for authorities to aid in the apprehension of the suspect, according to officials. Officials said it was the second successful use of the robot, obtained recently by the city.

Bussell was found inside the house around 5:10 p.m. and taken into custody without incident.
 
Bussell was transported to the jail and charged as a felony fugitive from justice and obstructing officers.

 

 

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