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Standoff leads to ten arrests in Storm Lake, police say
Standoff leads to ten arrests in Storm Lake, police say

STORM LAKE, Iowa (KTIV) – An early morning standoff resulted in the arrest of ten people in Storm Lake, Iowa.

Storm Lake Police responded to a heavy police presence early Tuesday morning. Officials say the heavy police presence was due to an armed robbery and assault reported in the area.

Officials said several victims suffered serious injuries and were taken to a nearby hospital. Authorities said Storm Lake police and the Buena Vista County Sheriff’s Office tracked the suspects to a residence on Lilly Court.

Police said: “When attempts were made to make contact with the inmates, the situation escalated and a standoff with barricades ensued.”

Storm Lake Police, along with other agencies, set up a perimeter around the homes and evacuated residents.

“After several hours, officers were able to arrest ten people. During a search of the residence, investigators found two stolen handguns and other evidence relevant to the investigation,” Storm Lake police said.

According to Storm Lake Police, the investigation is ongoing.

Police urge residents who witnessed the incident or whose homes are monitoring suspects fleeing the area to contact Storm Lake Police using reference number 24029806.

By Liam