Sheriff’s Office Responds to Situation Near Schools in Sumner, IA; Classes Cancelled / Roads Blocked
UPDATE: Police have confirmed that one person is dead and another is injured after a six-hour standoff with police in Sumner on Friday. According to our coverage partners at KWWL, police say that neighbors reported a shooting around 7:30 am. A woman was shot at a home and was taken to a hospital where she is in stable condition. Police found a man in the home threatening to hurt himself. The standoff lasted six hours before the man shot and killed himself at the scene. Police have also confirmed that the standoff took place in the victim's home.
Earlier Report: According to KWWL; roads are blocked off on W Sixth Street with multiple police agencies on the scene. The area is surrounded by police cars near the High School in Sumner, Iowa. Groups involved include, SWAT, Local Law Enforcement, Surrounding Police Department, Iowa State Patrol, and Sheriff's Office.
In the meantime, the Sumner Public Library is offering a safe space for anyone who needs a place to stay during the situation until 5:00 Friday evening.
Sumner-Fredericksburg has cancelled classes on Friday in lieu of an active situation near the school. In a Facebook post, the school said:
Sumner-Fredericksburg Community Schools officials say there is an ongoing situation in Sumner near, but not specifically at, Sumner-Fredericksburg High School.
School officials are relaying a message from the Bremer County Sheriff's Office, people are not to approach the school. Busses will be delayed outside of the school's control. People are also advised not to approach Durant Elementary.
This is still an active and developing situation and more details will follow.