A 9-1-1 hang-up call led to a stand-off with police in Spirit Lake at about two o’clock this (Monday) morning.
Investigators were told it was a domestic situation. Police learned that 30-year-old Justin Woodhall had taken a six-year-old child to the basement with him. The child hadn’t been threatened, but police saw Woodhall was armed with a rifle and a handgun. Police evacuated two other children and an adult from the home.
Spirit Lake’s police chief says one of his officers was able to diffuse the situation and Woodhall surrendered without a shot being fired. He’s being held on charges of domestic assault, child endangerment, interference with official acts and obstruction of emergency communications.
Police seized 11 guns and 800 rounds of ammunition from the home.