Sheriff: Idaho deputies injured after man threatens to blow up house with daughter inside

Police say 46-year-old Michael W. Hill Jr., threatened to turn the gas on inside his home and blow it up with his teenage daughter inside Sunday morning. (Bonneville County)

Two Bonneville County deputies were injured following a disturbance at a home in Idaho Falls.

Police say 46-year-old Michael W. Hill Jr., threatened to turn the gas on inside his home and blow it up with his teenage daughter inside Sunday morning. Police were able to shut off the gas service to the home and were able to talk with Hill and his daughter.

Police say Hill admitted to making the threat but did not have plans to carry it out. As deputies were leaving, authorities say he threatened to run over the deputies if they were in the street.

Hill began to fight and kick deputies as he was being placed into handcuffs and refused commands, deputies say. As he was being escorted to a patrol car, Hill allegedly kicked one of the deputies, causing him to fall down and break an ankle. He also kicked a dent into the side of a vehicle.

During the skirmish with Hill, the sheriff's office says Betty Martin and two other people began walking toward deputies, yelling and ignoring commands to step back. It was then when Martin threw a coffee mug and hit a deputy in the chest, according to a news release.

Another deputy suffered a broken bone to his thumb during another skirmish while Hill was being checked out at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.

Both suspects face numerous charges.

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