Idaho Sheriff Says Tribe Threatened to Take Armored Car
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — A southeast Idaho sheriff wants to have a one-on-one conversation with a tribal leader following an armed standoff where the sheriff says the tribe threatened to confiscate the SWAT team's armored vehicle.
Bannock County Sheriff Lorin Nielsen tells the Idaho State Journal (http://bit.ly/Y2sImA) in a story on Wednesday that he hopes to meet with Fort Hall Tribal Council Chairman Nathan Small.
The seven-county Southeast Idaho SWAT team responded at about 3 a.m. Saturday to a residence on the reservation after neighbors reported gunshots.
The 18-hour standoff ended peacefully.
But Nielsen says that during the standoff a Fort Hall Tribal Council member ordered the team off the reservation and called deputies "Indian killers."
A tribal spokeswoman for the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes told the newspaper the Tribal Council wasn't available for comment.