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Police arrest man after standoff in Spencer, IA

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Dawson Walker
Police say 21-year-old Dawson Walker was arrested for multiple charges after a standoff with police.

SPENCER, Iowa (KTIV) -- A 21-year-old Spencer, Iowa man faces numerous charges after police say he threatened some people in their home with a gun then held responding police at bay with a butcher knife.

According to the Spencer Police Department, at about 11 a.m. on Sunday officers responded to the 700 block of 4th Avenue SE for a domestic disturbance involving a man with a gun.

When officers arrived on the scene, they determined the suspect, Dawson Walker of Spencer had threatened the occupants of the home with a gun and was keeping them locked inside.

Officers report they were able to make entry into the home and evacuate the occupants safely along with removing the firearm. 

Police say Walker had then armed himself with a butcher knife and a standoff ensued.

Police say the standoff lasted until about 12:30 p.m. when Walker gave up and exited the home and was taken into custody without further incident. 

The Spencer Police Department says Walker was charged with felon in possession of a firearm, domestic abuse assault while displaying a dangerous weapon, operation without owner's consent, false imprisonment and interference with official acts.

The Spencer Police Department was assisted by Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa State Patrol, Spencer Fire Department and Spencer Ambulance.    

Dean Welte

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