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UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Standoff becomes spectacle as man arrested near downtown Mason City

From the Mason City Police Department –

On 08/02/2012 at approx. 5:28 p.m. members of the Mason City Police Department,  along with members of the North Iowa Narcotics Task Force’s Special Operations Group (S.O.G.), Iowa State Patrol, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, and the Cerro Gordo County Sheriffs Office assisted the United States Marshall’s Fugitive Unit, in executing a Search Warrant at 505 North Delaware, Mason City, Ia.

The U.S. Marshall’s  had a Federal arrest warrant for  25 year old Levi James Andersen, originally from Mason City, for Probation Revocation regarding weapons charges.  The original charges dealt with firearms and explosives, and Andersen was considered Armed and Dangerous by the U.S. Marshalls.  When officers arrived at the above residence they identified themselves several times, and requested that Andersen come out of the house several times.  After several minutes passed and Andersen refused to come out the S.O.G. Team made entry into the residence where they located Andersen hiding in the basement in a crawl space.

The U.S. Marshall’s immediately took Andersen into custody and transported him from the scene.

There is no bond on the Revocation warrant.

NOTE: Another man had been arrested, handcuffed and was sitting in a Mason City squad car while a hour and a half standoff took place for Levi Anderson. The man in the car was identified as Adam Ramon.

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