Suspect in north Iowa slaying ends standoff peacefully
CRESCO, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a man suspected of killing a woman in northern Iowa has been taken into custody, ending his standoff with officers.
Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation spokesman Mitch Mortvedt (MORT’-veht) said Thursday that an Iowa State Patrol SWAT team sent to the Cresco home early Thursday morning negotiated a peaceful surrender.
Cresco officers had been dispatched around 1:30 a.m. to check a report of gunshots. Mortvedt wasn’t sure how long the man kept officers at bay, nor could he say whether any shots had been exchanged.
The woman’s body was found inside the home after the man gave up. Mortvedt says he can’t yet release any names or provide other details.
Law enforcement had asked local schools to delay classes two hours as a safety measure.