BPD: Man tried to grab officer's gun during skirmish with police

BPD: Man tried to grab officer's gun during skirmish with police

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) -- A 35-year-old Eagle man tried to pull out a Boise Police officer's gun out of its holster during a fight over the weekend, authorities said Monday.

Boise Police says a patrol officer spotted the driver of a Dodge mini-van fail to stop at two stop signs on the Boise Bench near Nez Perce and Owyhee Streets. The passenger, Blake E. Cody, repeatedly gave officers a fake name, BPD says, and said he had a knife. When he was asked to step out of the vehicle, officials say, Cody tried to make a run for it.

An officer tried to stop the 35-year-old and got in a fight but was hit in the face by Cody, police say. An additional officer tried to help and noticed Cody grabbing at his gun and was trying to remove it from the holster. BPD was eventually able to take him into custody.

Police say he had two outstanding warrants for his arrest. He's been charged with three felonies -- possession of meth, battery on a officer, removing a firearm as well as a handful of misdemeanor charges.