A Mason City man is in custody after a weekend standoff with police. The Mason City Police Department says they were called to the city’s southwest side for a domestic incident at around 5:20 Saturday morning.

The caller advised that a former boyfriend, later identified as 29-year-old Brandon Snater, was standing in the road yelling and firing a handgun. Officers upon arrival made several attempts to make contact with Snater without success, and later had to obtain an arrest warrant.

The North Iowa Special Operations Group was called in to assist and made contact with Snater and convinced him to voluntarily surrender. Snater has been charged with violating a no-contact order and a gun violation. He’s being held in the Cerro Gordo County Jail on $3-thousand bond.

By Bob Fisher, KRIB, Mason City