A standoff in the northwest Iowa town of Cherokee ended early this morning, after a man barricaded himself in a home late last night and threatened to kill himself. Police arrived at the home of 35-year-old Joshua Lee Allender and saw him inside the house, though he refused to come out.
Police say Allender showed a gun from an upstairs window and fired several shots. After several hours of negotiation, police fired tear gas into the house about 3:30 A.M.
Allender was apprehended with no injuries. He’s facing several charges, including: possession and control of firearm, reckless use of a firearm, intimidation with a dangerous weapon, assault while participating in a felony and assault on a police officer.
(Reporting by Nikki Thunder, KCHE, Cherokee)