Law officers surrounded a house in the eastern Iowa town of Prairieburg early this morning. Linn County Sheriff’s deputies were called at 5 a.m. to a home on West Main Street in Prairieburg on the report of a domestic dispute. Colonel John Stuelke says they deputies learned four people were in the home and a man was threatening suicide with a knife.
“Responding deputies were then notified that there might be another weapon involved,” Stuelke said. “So, at that time, they surrounded the house and called out our Immediate Response Unit.” Deputies, some carrying assault rifles, surrounded the home for about an hour before a man came outside with a self-inflicted knife wound. He was taken to the hospital with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening, according to Stuelke.
Two women and a man were also in the home. “One of the females is the girlfriend of the individual we took into custody and the other two are friends,” Stuelke said. The other man was placed in the back of a squad car after yelling at deputies. The names of those involved have not been released.